Saturday, December 29, 2012
Shannon's Review - A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce
Title: A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
Author: James Joyce
Genre: Classic, Fiction
Publisher: The Viking Press
Release Date: 1916
We are introduced to the character Stephen as a young boy as he grows to manhood. Stephen is sometimes strange, smart, brave and shy. Emphasis on the strange most of the time.
This is a book I almost wish I had read it for a class so there would be a discussion and I would understand it better.
I am not sure how Joyce considers this young man an artist because he is inches away from becoming a priest. Unless this is suppose to be Joyce’s story. The first chapter is gibberish to me and I almost didn’t go past it. But I did and it got better. Although as soon as it got better and I understood what Stephen was talking about he would on OCD rant about pretty much on anything like hell, authors, philosophy …
I know a lot of people dislike this book and sadly I am one of them.