A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by James Joyce, Seamus Deane

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

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One of Elizabeth McGovern's favourite books.

Presents the portrait of Stephen Dedalus' Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Synopsis

The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus' 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'.

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'Joyce redeems his Dubliners, assures their identity, and makes their social existence appear permanent and immortal, like the streets they walk' Tom Paulin

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ISBN: 9780141182667
Publication date: 24/02/2000
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141182667
Publication date: 24th February 2000
Author: James Joyce, Seamus Deane
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About James Joyce, Seamus Deane

James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882, but exiled himself to Paris at twenty as a rebellion against his upbringing. He only returned to Ireland briefly from the Continent but Dublin was at heart of his greatest works, Ulysees and Finnegans Wake. He lived in poverty until the last ten years of his life and was plagued by near blindness and the grief of his daughter's insanity. He died in 1941.

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