The “Great Stone Jar”
Scholars have proven that the father in Stanislaus Joyce’s Complete Dublin Diary is intertextually inseparable from James Joyce’s composing process in the creation of Simon Dedalus, the father in James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Healey, Complete Dublin Diary vii).1 Simon Dedalus is perceived from the point of view of his helpless son Stephen in Portrait a depiction consistent with Stanislaus Joyce’s representation of his powerless entrapment in the alcoholic family of The Complete Dublin Diary (Cixous 131–45).
KeywordsReading Process Dissociative Experience Alcoholic Parent Denial Process Dublin Diary
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