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Essays on A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man

by James Joyce

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James Joyce

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English

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Künstlerroman, modernism

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Dublin and Clongowes Wood College, c. 1890s

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Publication date

29 December 1916

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Stephen Dedalus, Simon Dedalus, Emma Clery, Charles Stewart Parnell, Cranly, Dante (Mrs. Riordan), Lynch

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The novel tells the story of Stephen Dedalus, a boy growing up in Ireland at the end of the nineteenth century. Stephen steadily decides to cast off all his social, familial, and religious relationships to devote his life to the art of writing.

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