By James Joyce
James Joyce's coming-of-age tale, a travel de strength of fashion and technique
The first, shortest, and such a lot approachable of James Joyce’s novels, A Portrait of the Artist as a tender Man portrays the Dublin upbringing of Stephen Dedalus, from his younger days at Clongowes wooden university to his radical wondering of all conference. In doing so, it presents an indirect self-portrait of the younger Joyce himself. At its middle lie questions of beginning and resource, authority and authorship, and the connection of an artist to his relations, tradition, and race. Exuberantly creative popular, the unconventional subtly and fantastically orchestrates the styles of citation and repetition instrumental in its hero’s quest to create his personal personality, his personal language, existence, and artwork: “to forge within the smithy of my soul the uncreated moral sense of my race.”
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