Joyce's Comic Portrait

Joyce's Comic Portrait

by Roy K. Gottfried
     
 

In the first book-length study of the comedic in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Roy Gottfried argues that, far from being a solemn work, Joyce’s early masterpiece is covertly but determinedly comic. Specifically, he looks at the Portrait’s narrative structure, the protagonist Stephen’s conscious disavowal of humor, and

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In the first book-length study of the comedic in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Roy Gottfried argues that, far from being a solemn work, Joyce’s early masterpiece is covertly but determinedly comic. Specifically, he looks at the Portrait’s narrative structure, the protagonist Stephen’s conscious disavowal of humor, and Joyce’s comic use of word-play, vulgarity, and gendered language to establish the work’s doubled nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813017822
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Florida James Joyce Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.80(d)

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