A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man
"The chronicle of Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and youth offers an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce. Exuberantly inventive, this coming-of-age story is a tour de force of style and technique"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2003
ISBN: 0142437344
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC J
Characteristics: xlii, 329 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Deane, Seamus 1940-


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Jun 19, 2012
  • bluemerlecollie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Been there. Done that. To quote the Grateful Dead, "What a long, strange trip it's been".

Jan 19, 2012
  • dulynoted rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I very much enjoyed this, although I found that many passages from the last section of the book escaped me. But certainly a worthwhile read.

Mar 14, 2011
  • Algonquin_Lisa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A much more accessible work for someone who wants to try reading Joyce. Definitely easier than Ulysses! Prose is gorgeous, well worth any effort it takes to get through it.


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Dec 11, 2014

You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too.


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Joyce, James, 1882-1941
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