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295 pages (Fall 2006); 928KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00011
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical work by James Joyce, published in book form in 1916. The novel follows Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and young adulthood as he questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions he has been brought up in. Dedalus, named after the Grecian mythological craftsman Daedalus, leaves for Paris to pursue his calling as an artist. The work pioneers some of Joyce's modernist techniques that would later come to fruition in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.