A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man

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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPThe compelling, semiautobiographical story of an artist and his relationship to his culture, his family, and his inner self.EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:* A concise introduction that gives readers important background information* A chronology of the author's life and work* A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context* An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations* Detailed explanatory notes* Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work* Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction* A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experienceEnriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON
Publisher: c1964
ISBN: 9781416500315
1416500316
9780679602323
0679602321
9780679405757
0679405755
9780141182667
0141182660
Branch Call Number: JOYCE
Characteristics: 1 v

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

I survived! Wow! This study of an Irish Catholic boy on his journey to becoming an artist was hard to get through. The style and themes were interesting, but the religious bits, particularly the struggle over his soul's salvation made me feel like I was walking backwards waist deep through mud. I was clearly unprepared for this particular piece of literature, but am grateful, regardless, that I was able to muddle through it.

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bluemerlecollie
Jun 19, 2012

Been there. Done that. To quote the Grateful Dead, "What a long, strange trip it's been".

dulynoted Jan 19, 2012

I very much enjoyed this, although I found that many passages from the last section of the book escaped me. But certainly a worthwhile read.

Algonquin_Lisa Mar 14, 2011

A much more accessible work for someone who wants to try reading Joyce. Definitely easier than Ulysses! Prose is gorgeous, well worth any effort it takes to get through it.

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Dec 11, 2014

You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too.

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