ISBN-10:
0393926796
ISBN-13:
9780393926798
Pub. Date:
11/19/2006
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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Overview

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


This Norton Critical Edition is based on Hans Gabler’s 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 novel’s 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 Riquelme’s helpful essay on the novel’s 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393926798
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/19/2006
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 648,185
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

James Joyce was one of innovators of postmodernism. He is widely considered one of the most important writers of the 20th century. Born in Dublin, James Joyce (1882–1941) was a modernist and proponent of the stream-of-consciousness writing style and is widely considered one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His works feature primarily Dublin figures such as in the short story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922) and Finnegan's Wake (1939).

John Paul Riquelme is Professor of English at Boston University. He is the author of Teller and Tale in Joyce’s Fiction: Oscillating Perspectives and Harmony of Dissonances: T.S. Eliot, Romanticism, and Imagination. He is editor of the two Bedford literary reprints—Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Dracula.

Date of Birth:

February 2, 1882

Date of Death:

January 13, 1941

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Zurich, Switzerland

Education:

B.A., University College, Dublin, 1902

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