Description : Roman de formation, autofiction, le Portrait de l'artiste jeune homme est une oeuvre clé du XXe siècle, et de la modernité en son ensemble. Deuxième par ordre chronologique des quatre monuments qu'a laissés Joyce, il a constitué une véritable révolution littéraire en mettant l'écriture elle-même au centre du processus de formation de l'artiste; l'écriture du Portrait en effet reproduit de façon mimétique l'évolution de son jeune héros, Stephen Dedalus. Portrait retouché, très ironique, de Joyce jeune par lui-même, le roman est à la fois un credo artistique et un manifeste politique. Etat des lieux d'une Irlande encore colonie britannique, ce portrait sans illusions est aussi celui d'une ville, Dublin, que Joyce qualifiait depuis Dubliners de " centre de la paralysie " et, au-delà, celui de la nation irlandaise tout entière à laquelle Joyce l'exilé volontaire voua toute sa vie un amour aussi ambivalent et douloureux qu'indéfectible. Comme le dit Stephen dans une de ses célèbres formules lapidaires: " Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow ". Ces lectures, qui font le point sur les principaux enjeux littéraires, esthétiques et historiques du Portrait, ont pour ambition de faire découvrir - ou redécouvrir - aux étudiants anglicistes ce texte fondamental de notre culture contemporaine.
Description : A Study Guide for James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Description : James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: A Casebook offers a comprehensive introduction to a landmark of modern fiction. The essays collected here will help first-time readers, teachers, and advanced scholars gain new insight into Joyce's semi-autobiographical story of an Irish boy's slow and difficult discovery of his artistic vocation.
Description : REA's MAXnotes for James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
Description : Scanned or photographed watercolour marks made on pages of a found, 1966 copy of James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Including pencilled comments by a previous unknown reader. An abstract emotional response to Joyce’s and Des Kilfeather’s own Catholic Irish Culture.
Description : A guide to reading "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.
Description : This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent among these the stream of consciousness technique he utilized. Other well-known works are the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake. Table of Contents: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Ulysses Dubliners The Sisters An Encounter Araby Eveline After the Race Two Gallants The Boarding House A Little Cloud Counterparts Clay A Painful Case Ivy Day in the Committee Room A Mother Grace The Dead Chamber Music Exiles
Description : With an Introduction and Notes by Dr. Jacqueline Belanger, University of Cardiff. 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' represents the transitional stage between the realism of Joyce's 'Dubliner's and the symbolism of 'Ulysses', and is essential to the understanding of the later work. This novel is a highly autobiographical account of the adolescence of Stephen Dedalus, who reappears in 'Ulysses', and who comes to realise that before he can become a true artist, he must rid himself of the stultifying effects of the religion, politics and essential bigotry of his background in late 19th century Ireland. Written with a light touch, this is perhaps the most accessible of Joyce's works. AUTHOR: James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 - 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Along with Marcel Proust, Virginia Wolf, and William Faulkner, Joyce is a key figure in the development of the modernist novel. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922). Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Although most of his adult life was spent outside the country, Joyce's Irish experiences are essential to his writings and provide all of the settings for his fiction and much of their subject matter. In particular, his rocky early relationship with the Irish Catholic Church is reflected by a similar conflict in his character Stephen Dedalus, who appears in two of his novels. His fictional universe is firmly rooted in Dublin and reflects his family life and the events and friends (and enemies) from his school and college days; Ulysses is set with precision in the real streets and alleyways of the city. As the result of the combination of this attention to one place and his voluntary exile in continental Europe, most notably in Paris, Joyce paradoxically became both one of the most cosmopolitan yet most regionally focused of all the English language writers of his time.
Description : Discussion of the self in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man traditionally have a generic or a generalized quality: the self is modernist or postmodernist, essential or processive, unified or fragmented, etc. Pathologies of Desire takes a different tack: it shifts the ground of discussion, locating the self in relation to particular dispositions or traits of the subject, Stephen Dedalus. More specifically, it foregrounds three pathological states as primary modes of self-aggregation - the unique power of painful inner splits and divisions to precipitate self-awareness, and to make the self self-reflexive.
Description : Divided into categories of critical cruxes; structure, image, symbol, and myth; and the impact of theory, this book is a collection of essays on James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and on James Joyce's place in modern letters.