James Joyce | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Paul Riquelme

This literature criticism consists of approximately 39 pages of analysis & critique of James Joyce.
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Critical Essay by John Paul Riquelme

SOURCE: Riquelme, John Paul. “Stephen Hero, Dubliners, and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Styles of Realism and Fantasy.” In The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce, edited by Derek Attridge, pp. 103-30. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

In the following essay, Riquelme traces the development of Stephen Daedalus as an artist in Joyce's novels.

Towards a Stylistic History: from Stephen Hero to Ulysses

Near the end of what has survived of Joyce's unfinished draft of an autobiographical novel, Stephen Hero [SH] (written in 1904-5), the central character, Stephen Daedalus, claims that one function of writing is ‘to record … epiphanies with extreme care’, since ‘they … are the most delicate and evanescent of moments’ (SH 211). In the same passage he defines an epiphany as ‘a sudden spiritual...

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