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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.



  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:

    Comments are very welcome! :)


    • Dante Alighieri? Could be, but really, I cannot recall the details. I even had to reread what I posted about this just to remind me of this Dante character. :D


    • I did finish, but I found the writing very clumsy. It didn’t stick to me. Probably it’s not my cup of tea.

      But I’ll be reading Ulysses next year. :D


    • Good that you soldiered on! :D Ah well, literature can be very 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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