This edition of Joyce's widely read work reprints an authoritative text (by Chester G. Anderson) together with five essays - especially prepared for student audiences - that approach the work from five contemporary critical perspectives.
Introduction - The Text - A Critical History of A Portrait. - What is Psychoanalytic Criticism? - A Psychoanalytic Perspective; 'S. Brivic' - What is Reader-Response Criticism? - A Reader-Response Perspective; 'N.Holland' - What is Feminism? - A Feminist Perspective; 'S.Henke' - What is Deconstruction? - A Deconstructionist Perspective; 'C.Herr' - What is New Historicism? - A New Historicist Perspective; 'R.B.Kershner' - Glossary