By James Joyce
James Joyce's coming-of-age tale, a travel de strength of favor and technique
The first, shortest, and so much approachable of James Joyce’s novels, A Portrait of the Artist as a tender Man portrays the Dublin upbringing of Stephen Dedalus, from his younger days at Clongowes wooden university to his radical wondering of all conference. In doing so, it presents an indirect self-portrait of the younger Joyce himself. At its heart lie questions of beginning and resource, authority and authorship, and the connection of an artist to his kinfolk, tradition, and race. Exuberantly creative common, the radical subtly and fantastically orchestrates the styles of citation and repetition instrumental in its hero’s quest to create his personal personality, his personal language, existence, and paintings: “to forge within the smithy of my soul the uncreated sense of right and wrong of my race.”
This Penguin Classics variation is the definitive textual content, approved by means of the Joyce property and collated from all recognized proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to mirror the author’s unique wishes.
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It will go away. —O yes, Stephen said. But he was not sick there. He thought that he was sick in his heart if you could be sick in that place. Fleming was very decent to ask him. He wanted to cry. He leaned his elbows on the table and shut and opened the flaps of his ears. Then he heard the noise of the refectory every time he opened the flaps of his ears. It made a roar like a train at night. And when he closed the flaps the roar was shut off like a train going into a tunnel. That night at Dalkey the train had roared like that and then, when it went into the tunnel, the roar stopped.
I'LL PAY YOUR DUES, FATHER, WHEN YOU CEASE TURNING THE HOUSE OF GOD INTO A POLLING-BOOTH. —A nice answer, said Dante, for any man calling himself a catholic to give to his priest. —They have only themselves to blame, said Mr Dedalus suavely. If they took a fool's advice they would confine their attention to religion. —It is religion, Dante said. They are doing their duty in warning the people. —We go to the house of God, Mr Casey said, in all humility to pray to our Maker and not to hear election addresses.
And belt was also to give a fellow a belt. One day a fellow said to Cantwell: —I'd give you such a belt in a second. Cantwell had answered: —Go and fight your match. Give Cecil Thunder a belt. I'd like to see you. He'd give you a toe in the rump for yourself. That was not a nice expression. His mother had told him not to speak with the rough boys in the college. Nice mother! The first day in the hall of the castle when she had said goodbye she had put up her veil double to her nose to kiss him: and her nose and eyes were red.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics) by James Joyce