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By James Joyce

The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus's Dublin adolescence and formative years, his quest for identification via paintings and his slow emancipation from the claims of kinfolk, faith and eire itself, can be an indirect self-portrait of the younger James Joyce and a common testomony to the artist's 'eternal imagination'.

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Page 590) Š The book which the reader has now before his eyes is, from one end to the other, in its whole and in its details, whatever may be the intermissions, the exceptions, or the defaults, the march from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from the false to the true, from night to day, from appetite to conscience, from rottenness to life, from brutality to duty, from Hell to Heaven, from nothingness to God. Starting point: matter; goal: the soul. Hydra at the beginning, angel at the end.

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