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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Norton Critical Editions)


Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company



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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is one of the twentieth centurys great coming-of-age novels.

This Norton Critical Edition is based on Hans Gablers acclaimed text and is accompanied by his introduction and textual notes. John Paul Riquelme provides detailed explanatory annotations. Backgrounds and Contexts is thematically organized to provide readers with a clear picture of the novels historical, cultural, and literary inspirations. Topics include Political Nationalism: Irish History, 1798-1916, The Irish Literary and Cultural Revival, Religion, and Aesthetic Backgrounds. Criticism begins with John Paul Riquelmes helpful essay on the novels structural form and follows with twelve diverse interpretations by, among others, Kenneth Burke, Umberto Eco, Hugh Kenner, Maud Ellmann, Joseph Valente, and Marian Eide. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

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