Exiles (play) | Critical Review by Times Literary Supplement

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Exiles (play).
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Critical Review by Times Literary Supplement

SOURCE: “The Mind to Suffer.” Times Literary Supplement (25 July 1918): 346.

In the following review, the critic makes a plea for the production of Exiles.

Many men have written interesting books about their childhood and youth, and never succeeded again in the same degree. Not only was esteem for Mr. James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man subject to this discount, but it unfortunately raised both friends and enemies whose excitement about it was unconnected with its merits: here brilliant, there tedious, the book itself rendered the stream of opinion yet more turbid. An unacted problem play is not the book to clear the public mind. Yet this work does prove the author's imagination independent of stimulus from self-preoccupation; and, though a first play, roughly straining its means, it reveals resources of spiritual...

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