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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Author: James Joyce
In 1916 when this novel was first published it was recognized as a uniqe achievement in fiction. Here is what H.G. Wells said about it: "Like some of the best novels in the world it is the story of an education: it is by far the most living and convincing picture that exits of an Irish Catholic upbringing. It is a mosaic of jagged fragments that...  more »
ISBN: 54497
Pages: 253

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Publisher: Viking Press
Book Type: Paperback
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The style here is similar to that of Faulkner and Woolf - stream of consciousness. Personally, I have a difficult time following that because not everything makes sense while you're reading it. The book's overall theme of the introduction of a young man into the world and the church and acquiring knowledge about each is not a bad one, but I think I would better appreciate this book if I was a man. It's what I would call a "man's" book.

I would not recommend the book unless you're reading all the classics. I would, however, recommend reading the first five pages. Joyce's description of himself as a young boy, the "moo cow," and the image of the red ball rolling under the sofa is brilliant.
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