A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man – James Joyce

A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man - James Joyce

A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man - James Joyce

Date Started: May 29, 2011. 11 PM.

The first chapter was promising despite the shifty narrative. I even confused myself for mistaking a character named Dante for a man. Dante is a woman. Isn’t Dante too masculine a name for a woman? And after all the good impressions, everything went plummeting down on the second chapter. I no longer get it. I wonder if it could redeem itself on the third chapter.

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  1. Mhm…I can see what you mean regarding the 1st chapter. I too found the name ‘Dante’ to be somewhat misleading. However, after a little think, I decided it is actually quite appropriate because not only does it sound like a corruption of ‘Auntie’ (in an Irish accent)…but it also reminds one of the great Italian poet. And that is rather fitting, given her stance in the argument (I think).

    Here’s a link to my reflections on the book: http://litflick.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/a-portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-man-by-james-joyce/

    Comments are very welcome! :)

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    1. Good that you soldiered on! :D Ah well, literature can be very subjective..at least you tried though. :)

      Oh my!! That’s not for the faint-hearted is it? :p

      I should read it as well one of these days…

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