Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel, written from 1914 to 1915. The story describes the formative years of the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to the consummate ... Read More | Share

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Fifth Chapter

He drained his third cup of watery tea to the dregs and set to chewing the crusts of fried bread that were scattered near him, staring into the dark pool of the jar. The yellow dripping had been scooped out like a boghole and the pool under ... Read More | Share

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Fourth Chapter

Sunday was dedicated to the mystery of the Holy Trinity, Monday to the Holy Ghost, Tuesday to the Guardian Angels, Wednesday to saint Joseph, Thursday to the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, Friday to the Suffering Jesus, Saturday to the ... Read More | Share

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Third Chapter

The swift December dusk had come tumbling clownishly after its dull day and, as he stared through the dull square of the window of the schoolroom, he felt his belly crave for its food. He hoped there would be stew for dinner, turnips and ... Read More | Share

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Second Chapter

Uncle Charles smoked such black twist that at last his nephew suggested to him to enjoy his morning smoke in a little outhouse at the end of the garden. —Very good, Simon. All serene, Simon, said the old man tranquilly. Anywhere you like. ... Read More | Share

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – First Chapter

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo… His father told him that story: his father looked ... Read More | Share

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