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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (version 2)

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In this coming-of-age novel, James Joyce beautifully illustrates the tumultuous journey of a young man named Stephen Dedalus as he navigates his way through life, love, religion, and identity. The writing is vivid and poetic, drawing readers into Stephen's world and allowing them to experience his internal struggles and external challenges.

Joyce's stream-of-consciousness style of writing adds depth and complexity to the narrative, giving insight into Stephen's thoughts and emotions as he grapples with his place in the world. The novel is a profound exploration of the creative process, the nature of art, and the importance of self-discovery.

Overall, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a thought-provoking and beautifully crafted work of literature that lingers in the mind long after reading. Joyce's ability to capture the nuances of human experience and the complexities of growing up make this novel a timeless classic. Highly recommended for fans of literary fiction and coming-of-age stories.

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is Joyce’s semi-autobiographical first novel. It traces the early life of Stephen Dedalus and his inner struggle with the oppression of Irish society and the Catholic church, ending with his awakening as a poet and writer and self-imposed exile from Ireland.
“Welcome, O life, I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.”
(Description by T. Hynes, with quote from the book)

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - August 19, 2017
Well, July 21, 2015, you did better than I did; I only made it to mid-way of ch 1 pt 1.
Reviewer: - March 27, 2017
One of the best audiobooks imo
Reviewer: - July 21, 2015
Maybe it gets better as it goes on, but I could only listen through ch 2 pt2

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