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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners, by James Joyce, is part of the #LINK<Barnes & Noble Classics># series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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Widely regarded as the greatest stylist of twentieth-century English literature, James Joyce deserves the term “revolutionary.” His literary experiments in form and structure, language and content, signaled the modernist movement and continue to influence writers today. His two earliest, and perhaps most accessible, successes—A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners—are here brought together in one volume. Both works reflect Joyces lifelong love-hate relationship with Dublin and the Irish culture that formed him.

In the semi-autobiographical Portrait, young Stephen Dedalus yearns to be an artist, but first must struggle against the forces of church, school, and society, which fetter his imagination and stifle his soul. The books inventive style is apparent from its opening pages, a record of an infants impressions of the world around him—and one of the first examples of the “stream of consciousness” technique.

Comprising fifteen stories, Dubliners presents a community of mesmerizing, humorous, and haunting characters—a group portrait. The interactions among them form one long meditation on the human condition, culminating with “The Dead,” one of Joyces most graceful compositions centering around a characters epiphany. A carefully woven tapestry of Dublin life at the turn of the last century, Dubliners realizes Joyces ambition to give his countrymen “one good look at themselves.”

 
Kevin J. H. Dettmar is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author or editor of a half-dozen books on James Joyce, modernist literature, and rock music. He is currently finishing a term as President of the Modernist Studies Association.

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Two of Joyce's seminal books, now gathered in one volume. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a largely autobiographical story in which Stephen Dedalus grow into self-awareness and away from old ideas of family, national identity, and religion. Dubliners, Joyce's memorable short stories, is a group portrait of figures drawn from real-life inhabitants of his mother city.

Synopsis:

Two of Joyce's seminal books, now gathered in one volume. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is a largely autobiographical story in which Stephen Dedalus grow into self-awareness and away from old ideas of family, national identity, and religion. "Dubliners," Joyce's memorable short stories, is a group portrait of figures drawn from real-life inhabitants of his mother city.

About the Author

Kevin J. H. Dettmar is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author or editor of a half-dozen books on James Joyce, modernist literature, and rock music. He is currently finishing a term as President of the Modernist Studies Association.

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9781593080310
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Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
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Barnes & Noble Classics
Introduction by:
Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
Introduction:
Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
Illustrator:
Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
Author:
Joyce, James
Author:
Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
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Classics
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Trade Paper
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20040731
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English
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464
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8 x 5.25 x 1.16 in

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Two of Joyce's seminal books, now gathered in one volume. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a largely autobiographical story in which Stephen Dedalus grow into self-awareness and away from old ideas of family, national identity, and religion. Dubliners, Joyce's memorable short stories, is a group portrait of figures drawn from real-life inhabitants of his mother city.

"Synopsis" by , Two of Joyce's seminal books, now gathered in one volume. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is a largely autobiographical story in which Stephen Dedalus grow into self-awareness and away from old ideas of family, national identity, and religion. "Dubliners," Joyce's memorable short stories, is a group portrait of figures drawn from real-life inhabitants of his mother city.
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