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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

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Author

James Joyce

Years Published

1914–15

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is told from a limited omniscient point of view; the narrator's thoughts mirror those of the main character, Stephen Dedalus. The last part of the novel is written in the form of Stephen's first-person diaries as Stephen assumes control of his life.

Tense

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, signals the book is a bildungsroman; this word, from two German words, bildung ("education") and roman ("novel"), is used to label coming-of-age novels. The label is fitting, as the main character, Stephen Dedalus, develops as an artist in this self-portrait.

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