Hell-Fire: "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce

(Original Review, 1981-02-16)

"April 27. Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead."

How much I love/hate Joyce when I read about him...how could he have denied his mother on her deathbed? That act disturbed me - he did not even kneel when she died.I am not speaking of hypocrisy here just thinking of a young poseur who was thinking of himself above all - as you do at that age - especially if you are the ''favourite'. How much are the writings of Joyce autobiographical? Is the 'real 'Stephen Dedalus - AKA Joyce - a 'self-obsessed arsehole' - and did Joyce realise that about himself during his writing? 




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