A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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9781537701806: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical 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. A Portrait is a key example of the Künstlerroman an artist's bildungsroman in English literature. Joyce's novel traces.

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"Joyce's work is not "about" the thing--it "is" the thing itself." --Samuel Beckett

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A highly autobiographical tale of the growth of a young man's mind, and his striving for independence.

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