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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Text, Criticism, and Notes

Critical Library

James Joyce - Author

Chester G. Anderson - Editor

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ISBN 9780140155037 | 576 pages | 30 Jun 1977 | Penguin | 5.15 x 7.75in | 18 - AND UP
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man portrays Stephen Dedaluss Dublin childhood and youth, providing an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce. At its center are questions of origin and source, authority and authorship, and the relationship of an artist to his family, culture, and race. Exuberantly inventive, this coming-of-age story is a tour de force of style and technique.

 



A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Editor's Preface
I. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: The Text
A Note on the Text

Related Texts by Joyce
Editorial Note
A Portrait of the Artist
Epiphanies
From Stephen Hero: Emma Cleary; I Will Not Submit; The Convent Girls; You Are Mad, Stephen; Epiphanies
The Trieste Notebook
From Ulysses: Let Me Be and Let Me Live; The Only True Thing in Life?; Nothung!
From Finnegans Wake: Shem the Penman; The Haunted Inkbottle

III. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Criticism
Early Comment:
Ezra Pound, Letter to Joyce
Edward Garnett, Reader's Report
Ezra Pound, James Joyce: At Last the Novel Appears
Diego Angeli, Extracts from Il Marzocco
H. G. Wells, James Joyce
The Egoist, Extracts from Press Notices
The Egoist, James Joyce and His Critics: Some Classified Comments

The Tradition and the New Novel:
Maurice Beebe, The Artist as Hero
Irene Hendry Chayes, Joyce's Epiphanies
Frank O'Connor, Joyce and Dissociated Metaphor
William York Tindall, The Literary Symbol

General Readings:
Richard Ellmann, The Growth of Imagination
Harry Levin, The Artist
Hugh Kenner, The Portrait in Perspective
Kenneth Burke, Definitions

Controversy: The Question of Esthetic Distance:
Editor's Introduction
Wayne Booth, The Problem of Distance in A Portrait of the Artist
Robert Scholes, Stephen Dedlaus, Poet or Esthete?

IV. Explanatory Notes
Chronology
Topics for Discussion and Papers
Selected Bibliography

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