1916: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Author: James Joyce
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was Joyce’s first novel, and chronicles the story of Stephen Dedalus’s awakening and development. This first novel was a place Joyce experimented with techniques he would bring to full fruition in Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake. We’ve chosen it to mark 1916 because it is a in some ways a harbinger of things to come, and in all ways a fine work in itself.