A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce Reviews
Description:ISBN 0142437344 / Genre: Biography / Author: James Joyce / Paperback / 384 Pages / Book is published 2003-03 by Penguin Books / Joyce's ... more
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce ... semi-autobiographical chronicle of Stephen Dedalus' passage from university student to independent artist is at once a richly detailed, amusing, and moving coming-of-age story, a tour de force of style and technique, and a profound examination of the Irish psyche and society.
Newest Review: ... opposite of 'writer's block' - like Self, Joyce's written word suffered with 'every-thing-itis' -"The air was soft and ... more
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by - written on 26/01/13 (Very useful, 42 readings)
James Joyce (1882 - 1941) Chronicling the life of Stephen Dedalus. Introducing the character of Stephen Dedalus - in James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. Five Chapters in all. If a writer inspires a book, it is callous to ignore the honour - especially a book that was runner-up in last year's (2012) Man Booker prize: I'm referring to, 'Umbrella' by Novelist Will Self. James Joyce features heavily at the core of 'Umbrella', and having read both books I'm in a heightened state of consciousness to come to a conclusion, unless of course I become semi-conscious while at my keyboard - if so; expect to read a load of 6's' and '7's' or a long row of 't's' and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/06/07 (Very useful, 170 readings)
This novel by the literary genius that is James Joyce has recieved very mixed feelings from both critics in the real world and on Dooyoo! I feel a resposibility to give you my own insight into this 'classic' having studied it in depth, since one of the most widely acclaimed problems readers have with this novel is its difficulty to interpret. If you want a real book review read on if you dare, because this is going to get quite intense. Modernists such as Eliot, Woolf and Joyce challenged the conventions of 19th Century Edwardian High Realism. Instead of following convention they wanted to record the way in which the mind operates, how we truly ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/05/01, updated on 20/05/01
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Now largely of interest as a way of understanding the mind and the developing writing style of James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a largely autobiographical novel tracing the author’s youth from his birth to his departure from Ireland. It was published in The Egoist 1914 - 1915 in serial form but its first draft, Stephen Hero, was also published later in 1944. The central character is Stephen Dedalus (who also appears in Ulysses) and he narrates his own life in words and styles appropriate to each phase: as such the earliest stages are expresses in simplistic and fragmentary diction, ... Read the complete review