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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

By: James Joyce
Published By: Double9 Books
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The first novel of Irish author James Joyce is titled A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man. Stephen Dedalus describes his early years in a voice that is not his own yet is sensitive to his sentiments, using vocabulary that evolves as he does. Stephen is coming to grips with the world, and the reader experiences his worries and confusion with him. Word gets throughout Clongowes Wood College that some guys have been caught "smuggling."When Stephen's father incurs debt, the family vacates their comfortable suburban house and moves to Dublin. Stephen is aware that he won't be going back to Clongowes.The boys in Stephen's class are taken on a religious retreat while the author indulges in sensuous pleasures. Stephen gives the passages on pride, guilt, retribution, and the Four Last Things particular attention (death, judgment, Hell, and Heaven).Both his mother and father criticize him for returning to the Church. He concludes that Ireland's limitations prevent him from expressing himself as an artist fully. He declares his links to his home country before leaving for his self-imposed exile.

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James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was a Irish novelist, poet, and learned critic. James Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland on 2 February 1882. He was the eldest son of John Stanislaus Joyce and Marry Murray Joyce. From the age of six, Joyce was educated by Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College, at Clane, and then at Belvedere College in Dublin (1893-97). In 1898, he admitted in the University College, Dublin. Joyce's first printing was an essay on Ibsen's play When We Dead Awaken. After graduation Joyce went to Paris, where he worked as a journalist, teacher and in other jobs under tough financial conditions. He left Dublin in 1904 with Nora Barnacle, a maidservant who he married in 1931. One of the most powerful and innovative writers of the 20th century, James Joyce was the author of the short story compilation Dubliners (1914) and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922), and Finnegans Wake (1939). His compilations of poetry include Chamber Music (1907) and Pomes Penyeach (1927). His landmark book, Ulysses, is often renowned as one of the finest novels ever written. His investigation of language and new literary forms showed not only his genius as a writer but generate a fresh approach for novelists. He expired at the age of 59 on 13 January 1941, at the Schwesternhause von Roten Kreuz Hospital.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 206 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356569061
  • ISBN-13: 9789356569065
  • Item Weight: 247.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Biographical, Fiction / Coming of Age, Fiction / Literary