A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

Humboldt County Public Library, Eureka Branch

823.913 Joyce

 

 

 

…small and weak amid the throng of players and his eyes were weak and watery.

   All boys seemed to him very strange.

   That was Ivory: a cold white…

…Tower of Ivory.

…spectacles…

…broken in three places and…

…farther away…

…wild fight had delivered him…

..withheld cleft…

…alone…

…alone…

…alone…

   On and on and on and on he…

..singing wildly to the sea…

…had cried.

   Beauty expressed…

..awaken in us an emotion which is…

…is purely…

…truth…

  The artist, like the…

…creation, remains…

…handiwork, invisible…

…his fingernails.