A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
by James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Spirituality Quotes
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…a priest of the eternal imagination, transmuting the daily bread of experience into the radiant body of everliving life. (5.2.16)
Stephen applies overtly religious language to the role of the artist. The sublimation of experience into art replaces the transubstantiation (the idea that the Communion wafer isn’t just a metaphor for the body of Christ, but it really is in essence the body of Christ).