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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

48 Ratings: 3.4
A novel by James Joyce
4 reviews about A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2011
It is a classic more for the form than anything else. Were it not the "first" "reinvention" of stream of consciousness writing, it would just be considered a poorly organized diary of a self-important writer.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
I had to read this for a Literature class and really struggled with the stream of consciousness narration. I understand the redeeming value of the style of this book, but it wasn't love at first read.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
One of the first books of his I ever read. I loved this book.
review by . January 01, 2010
I’ve tried to read Joyce’s “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” at least 2 or 3 times in the past 30 years and finally succeeded. It’s not a very welcoming book for contemporary readers, unless (like me) you suffered a Roman Catholic education. My Catholic grade school was more like the one depicted in the 2008 movie “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley than an Irish boarding school like Clongowes, but I did experience Jesuits in college. The novel is about …
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