A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the intellectual and religious philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown up, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe. The work uses techniques that Joyce developed more fully in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.
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I didn't recognize Gerry O'Brien's name or the name of the company, so I hesitated about getting this. I shouldn't have. It's a wonderful reading of Joyce's novel - clearly articulated, well-paced, and very Irish. The priest's lecture on hell made my hair stand on end. Please - please, Mr O'Brien - find it somewhere in your heart (and schedule) to do Ulysses as well!
"Most should know the story, but his performance is TOPS!!!"
Just loved, loved, loved the narration. What a performance. I sampled many, if not all, that were available. Mr. O'Brien's reading, excellent pace, perfect accent, and characters bring this now 100 year old novel to new life!!! Bravo, Sir!!! Bravo!!!
"Gerry O'Brien is brilliant"
Even though this book is a difficult on to read, Gerry O'Brien's crystal clear narration made it easier, with accurate pronunciations and appropriate punctuation made this modernist masterpiece easier to read (listen).
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