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A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man( )
Author: Joyce, James
Foreword by: Knausgaard, Karl Ove
Notes by: Deane, Seamus
Illustrator: Muradov, Roman
Series title:Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Ser.
ISBN:978-0-14-310824-5
Publication Date:May 2016
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Classics
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

"The first, shortest, and most approachable of James Joyce's novels, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Manportrays the Dublin upbringing of Stephen Dedalus, from his youthful days at Clongowes Wood College to his radical questioning of all convention. In doing so, it provides an oblique self-portrait of the young Joyce himself. At its center lie questions of origin and source, authority and authorship, and the relationship of an artist to his family, culture, and race....
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Book Details
Pages:384
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.694 x 8.229 x 1.014 Inches
Book Weight:0.823 Pounds
Author Biography
Joyce, James (Author)
James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland, into a large Catholic family. Joyce was a very good pupil, studying poetics, languages, and philosophy at Clongowes Wood College, Belvedere College, and the Royal University in Dublin.

Joyce taught school in Dalkey, Ireland, before marrying in 1904. Joyce lived in Zurich and Triest, teaching languages at Berlitz schools, and then settled in Paris in 1920 where he figured prominently in the Parisian literary scene, as witnessed by Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.

Joyce's collection of fine short stories, Dubliners, was published in 1914, to critical acclaim. Joyce's major works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Stephen Hero. Ulysses, published in 1922, is considered one of the greatest English novels of the 20th century. The book simply chronicles one day in the fictional life of Leopold Bloom, but it introduces stream of consciousness as a literary method and broaches many subjects controversial to its day. As avant-garde as Ulysses was, Finnegans Wake is even more challenging to the reader as an important modernist work. Joyce died just two years after its publication, in 1941.

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