A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140283280
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

James Joyce’s first and most widely read novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the story of Stephen Dedalus, a young man struggling to decide between a religious vocation and an artistic one. The aftermath of the struggle that is so poignantly and unflinchingly recorded forms a large part of the story of Joyce’s masterwork, Ulysses, in which Stephen reappears as a main character.

 

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface
I. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: The Text
A Note on the Text

Related Texts by Joyce
Editorial Note
A Portrait of the Artist
Epiphanies
From Stephen Hero: Emma Cleary; I Will Not Submit; The Convent Girls; You Are Mad, Stephen; Epiphanies
The Trieste Notebook
From Ulysses: Let Me Be and Let Me Live; The Only True Thing in Life?; Nothung!
From Finnegans Wake: Shem the Penman; The Haunted Inkbottle

III. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Criticism
Early Comment:
Ezra Pound, Letter to Joyce
Edward Garnett, Reader’s Report
Ezra Pound, James Joyce: At Last the Novel Appears
Diego Angeli, Extracts from Il Marzocco
H. G. Wells, James Joyce
The Egoist, Extracts from Press Notices
The Egoist, James Joyce and His Critics: Some Classified Comments

The Tradition and the New Novel:
Maurice Beebe, The Artist as Hero
Irene Hendry Chayes, Joyce’s Epiphanies
Frank O’Connor, Joyce and Dissociated Metaphor
William York Tindall, The Literary Symbol

General Readings:
Richard Ellmann, The Growth of Imagination
Harry Levin, The Artist
Hugh Kenner, The Portrait in Perspective
Kenneth Burke, Definitions

Controversy: The Question of Esthetic Distance:
Editor’s Introduction
Wayne Booth, The Problem of Distance in A Portrait of the Artist
Robert Scholes, Stephen Dedlaus, Poet or Esthete?

IV. Explanatory Notes
Chronology
Topics for Discussion and Papers
Selected Bibliography

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