Lit Wits group

The Lit Wits group will discuss A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (Penguin, $11.00). The first of Joyce’s novels portrays the Dublin upbringing of Stephen Dedalus, from his youthful days at Clongowes Wood College to his radical questioning of all convention. In doing so, it provides an oblique self-portrait of the young Joyce himself. At its center lie questions of origin and source, authority and authorship, and the relationship of an artist to his family, culture, and race. Exuberantly inventive in style, the novel subtly and beautifully orchestrates the patterns of quotation and repetition instrumental in its hero’s quest to create his own character, his own language, life, and art: to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race. 

Event date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By James Joyce, Seamus Deane (Introduction by), Seamus Deane (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780142437346
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2003