Joyce's Portrait: Criticisms & Critiques

Joyce's Portrait: Criticisms & Critiques

Joyce's Portrait: Criticisms & Critiques

Joyce's Portrait: Criticisms & Critiques

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The present volume has been designed as a companion to the novel for all readers, both academic and nonacademic. In it, I have attempted to gather comments and studies centering on this modern classic and ranging from general evaluations of the book, to special studies, and finally to several discussions of the most controversial aspect of the novel-the theory of aesthetics. that Stephen expounds to Lynch on their walk through the streets of Dublin. Although I have tried to make these selections as comprehensive as possible and representative of the best of Joycean scholarship, I must confess that many excellent studies, for a variety of reasons, have not been included. Therefore, I furnish, as an appendix, a selective bibliography of readings for those who may be interested in reading more about A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Acknowledgments

In addition to all who are represented in this volume and whose contributions I gratefully acknowledge with each individual essay, I am indebted to Miss Anna Russell, Mrs. Helen L. Becker, and Mrs. Marion A. Brainard of the Lockwood Memorial Library of the University of Buffalo for their help in preparing the typescript. Others of the Library staff who helped in the compilation of this book are Mrs. Nina Cohen, Mr. Gordon Kidd, and Mr. William Ernst. Rev. Richard J. Powers, S.J. was also helpful. Mr. E. J. Sully very graciously helped to prepare the final typescript. My colleagues, Dr. Ira S. Cohen and Mr. Aaron Rosen, made suggestions and comments that helped to improve the Introduction. My wife lent her sharp eyes to proofreading and helped prepare the final copy for the press. O. A. Silverman, Director of the Lockwood. Memorial Library, the University of Buffalo graciously gave permission for the publication of the . . .

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