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by James Joyce

Free eBook A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Popular Classics) download ISBN: 0140622306
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (April 25, 1996)
Language: English
Pages: 288
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Classics
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His father told him that story: his father looked at him through a glass: he had a hairy face.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe.

The first, shortest, and most approachable of James Joyce’s novels, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man . With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

The first, shortest, and most approachable of James Joyce’s novels, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man portrays the Dublin upbringing of Stephen Dedalus, from his youthful days at Clongowes Wood College to his radical questioning of all convention. In doing so, it provides an oblique self-portrait of the young Joyce himself. At its center lie questions of origin and source, authority and authorship, and the relationship of an artist to his family, culture, and race.

Playful and experimental, James Joyce's autobiographical A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a vivid portrayal of emotional and intellectual development. The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist's 'eternal imagination'.

The reading of A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man made me remember that instant; that instant, which I recall as one of the most memorable moments of my life. This work by Joyce has taken me down a memory lane, like Proust did :), but unlike Proust, it has made me remember and define those moments which have considerably influenced my thoughts and ideas. This work, which is considered to be l, captures the mind of Stephen Dedalus effectively and renders the Portrait strikingly, without any transition.

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a l novel by James Joyce, first serialized in The Egoist from 1914 to 1915 and published in book form in 1916. It depicts the formative years in the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and a pointed allusion to the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology, Daedalus.

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The artist as a young ma. oyce aged 22. Photograph: CP Curran/Getty Images. It seems history is to blame, as Haines the Englishman says in Ulysses. The later sections of A Portrait, which move between the National Library in Kildare Street and the halls of University College Dublin, could easily have taken place in the early 70s when I was a student there.

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The greatest writer of Fiction in English,period. Precedes "Ulysses", his and our greatest Novel,but it is simpler and more accessible, but not less profound. My recommendation to the newcomer to J. Joyce is to start with "Dubliners",his first book. It is a small collection of short stories about Dublin in and around 1900. Each is brilliant, meticuously local to time and place, and at the same time, universal. The final story, "The Dead,"will stun you, move you. You may never forget.
I'm not sure how it will be for everyone else, but my copy seems like it was printed on demand! The book includes the day the book was printed and I'm pretty sure the date is the same as my order. I live near the publisher so it's nice to know I'm supporting a small business! The book came in good (new) condition, but I have one small gripe with it. The whole book is printed in a Courier New-like (typewriter) font, so it's a little hard on the eyes. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet and this one of the reasons why. I will read it, but I would have liked to know that the novel had this font. Otherwise, a nice addition to my growing Joyce library.
One of the ways I justified getting a Kindle was all the free books (of the "classics") variety I could read. I remembered starting this as a teenager and giving up on it, but I decided to give it another try.

I'm glad I did, as I was finally ready for it.

As far as "plot" goes, it can be summarized fairly quickly. You probably won't be turning the pages to see "what happens." But you could be drawn in to find out how Stephen's mind progresses -- to me, the most appealing part of the book. As Stephen progresses from childhood to adulthood, you can see each chapter become more complex -- it's one of the best portrayals of intellectual maturing that I've ever read. Some great portions include the dinner table argument about Parnell, the hell sermon, and the conversation about the nature of art.

It feels really presumptous to write a review of what is widely considered to be one of the greatest novels of all time, but I guess that is what reviews on Amazon are for. If you have a Kindle, you can get it for free -- why not?

While all Kindle free books seem to have some typos, the ones in this book are very minimal.
Joyce's "Portrait" is a fantastic book, and many people below have reviewed it more thoroughly than I could. However, there are many editions out there, and I wanted to write a bit about the Penguin one, in particular the footnotes.

I found the footnotes seemed to fall into three categories:
1. The least useful ones tell you factoids about Dublin geography with no context whatsoever. For example, there's one on "From the door of Byron's publichouse to the gate of Clontarf Chapel... he had paced," that tells us that Clontarf Chapel is on Clontarf Road. That's great, but where is Clontarf Rd? Does it mean anything? (For instance, is Clontarf in a slum area, a nice area, or what? Does the Chapel have some historical significance. If there's nothing to say about it, leave out the footnote). Unfortunately, these are by far the majority of the notes.

2. Citations for quotations. These are varyingly useful. When Joyce refers to Adam and Eve's ejection from Eden, it doesn't need a footnote to tell us that it came from Genesis -- if you don't know that level of detail about the Bible, then you need more help than the footnotes will provide. There are a lot of these notes, and I wish most of them had been left out, but some of them are decent.

3. Cultural notes. These are the most useful ones. There's a note, for example, noting that the Dedalus's second lodging is in a down-class area. Even here, though, some of them have no reason to exist. There's one giving an etymology of "The dear knows," which I'd bet none of the characters is supposed to know, even as they use the phrase.

What's totally missing are any notes on a more macro level, talking about, for example, Joyce's goal in each part, or the way Joyce's language changes over the course of the novel. I personally don't need those kind of notes, since this was my third time through the novel, but I'd love an edition to give to friends that they could catch some of those subtleties the first time through.
James Joyce is one of those authors beloved by literature professors but very difficult to read for pleasure. His sentences are long and often seem to go nowhere, he doesn't tell the story in any clear way, and you never feel like you really know the characters. He uses elaborate, almost poetic language. Maybe some poetry lovers like to linger over the words and savor each incomprehensible line. If you're not of that mind, you might struggle with this book.

The story itself is indirectly told, and sometimes feels like work to read. Still, Joyce stirred up just enough interest in the protagonist to make me persevere to the end. I enjoyed Joyce's presentation of Irish attitudes on religion, nationalism, etc. Not being knowledgeable of Irish cultural history, I don't know if his portrayal is accurate or just his own creation, but it was the main interest for me in this novel.

Some say "A Portrait of the Artist..." is a preliminary reading for being able to handle Joyce's Ulysses. If so, the much shorter "...Portrait..." at least has the virtue of letting you sample Joyce to see whether you belong among the crowd of admirers.
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Already many reviews on offer for this novel. I enjoyed it more than Dubliners, it offered more depth. The early life of Stephen Dedalus from his early school days until his branching out on his own. He appeared to me to be very mature for a teen (I was surprised when it said he was 16 years old in the novel at one juncture) A young man who marched to the beat of a different drum, a thinker and to some extent an outsider. Well worth a look at.