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A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by John Lynch

Classics • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1916

A masterpiece of subjectivity, a fictionalized memoir, a coming-of-age prose-poem, this brilliant novella introduces Joyce's alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, the hero of ULYSSES, and begins the narrative experimentation that would help change the concept of literary narrative forever. It describes Stephen's formative years in Dublin; as Stephen matures, so does the writing, until it sparkles with clarity. The style presents numerous, almost insurmountable, problems for the oral interpreter, particularly one with the limited vocal range of John Lynch. But Lynch pays no attention to the problems. Instead, he identifies so completely with Dedalus, throws himself so lustily into the book, that it is as if the passionate young artist himself is bursting out of your speakers. Y.R. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]

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Formats

Retail pak • HarperCollins UK/ Trafalgar Square • 1999

CS ISBN 0001046675 $14.95 • Two cassettes

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