James Joyce (1882-1941), an Irish poet and novelist, was one of the most celebrated writers of the twentieth century. His works include Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Seamus Deane, novelist and professor of modern English and American literature at University College, Dublin, has been a Fulbright Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and a visiting professor at several American universities.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is in fact the gestation of a soul." -Richard Ellmann "One believes in Stephen Dedalus as one believes in few characters in fiction." -H. G. Wells "[Mr. Joyce is] concerned at all costs to reveal the flickerings of that innermost flame which flashes its myriad message through the brain, he disregards with complete courage whatever seems to him adventitious, though it be probability or coherence or any other of the handrails to which we cling for support when we set our imaginations free." -Virginia Woolf "[A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man will] remain a permanent part of English literature." -Ezra Pound With an Introduction by Richard Brown