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James Joyce's Portrait of an Artist is one of the most significant literary works of the twentieth century, and one of the most innovative. Its originality shocked contemporary readers on its publication in 1916 who found its treating of the minutiae of daily life as indecorous, and its central character unappealing. Was it art or was it filth?

The novel charts the intellectual, moral, and sexual development of Stephen Dedalus, from his childhood listening to his father's stories through his schooldays and adolescence to the brink of adulthood and independence, and his awakening as an artist. Growing up in a Catholic family in Dublin in the final years of the nineteenth century, Stephen's consciousness is forged by Irish history and politics, by Catholicism and culture, language and art. Stephen's story mirrors that of Joyce himself, and the novel is both startlingly realistic and brilliantly crafted, not to mention that it is one of the founding texts of Modernism and the precursor of the acclaimed Ulysses.

For this edition Jeri Johnson, an eminent Joyce scholar, has written an introduction and notes which together provide a comprehensive and illuminating appreciation of Joyce's artistry.

Review:

"An eminent novelist was asked recently by some troublesome newspaper what he thought of the literature of 1916. He answered publicly and loudly that he had heard of no literature in 1916; for his own part he had been reading "science." This was kind neither to our literary nor our scientific activities. It was not intelligent to make an opposition between literature and science. It is no more legitimate than an opposition between literature and "classics" or between literature and history. Good writing about the actualities of the war too has been abundant, that was only to be expected; it is an ungracious thing in the home critic to sit at a confused feast and bewail its poverty when he ought to be sorting out his discoveries. Criticism may analyze, it may appraise and attack, but when it comes to the mere grumbling of veterans no longer capable of novel perceptions, away with it! There is indeed small justification..." H.G. Wells, The New Republic, 1916 (read The New Republic's entire review)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xliv]-xlviii).

About the Author

Oskar Batschmann is professor of art history at the Universitat Bern, Switzerland, and the author of The Artist in the Modern World.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bibliography

Chronology

Publication history/Note on the text

Explanatory notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192839985
Editor:
Johnson, Jeri
Author:
Johnson, Jeri
Author:
null, James
Author:
null, Jeri
Author:
Joyce, James
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Irish
Edition Description:
REV and Thumb I
Series:
Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20010315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 halftones
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.74x5.11x.66 in. .52 lbs.

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"Review" by , "An eminent novelist was asked recently by some troublesome newspaper what he thought of the literature of 1916. He answered publicly and loudly that he had heard of no literature in 1916; for his own part he had been reading "science." This was kind neither to our literary nor our scientific activities. It was not intelligent to make an opposition between literature and science. It is no more legitimate than an opposition between literature and "classics" or between literature and history. Good writing about the actualities of the war too has been abundant, that was only to be expected; it is an ungracious thing in the home critic to sit at a confused feast and bewail its poverty when he ought to be sorting out his discoveries. Criticism may analyze, it may appraise and attack, but when it comes to the mere grumbling of veterans no longer capable of novel perceptions, away with it! There is indeed small justification..." H.G. Wells, The New Republic, 1916 (read The New Republic's entire review)
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