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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • By day and by night he moved among distorted images of the outer world.
  • On all sides distorted reflections of her image started from his memory: the flower girl in the ragged dress with damp coarse hair and a hoyden’s face who had called herself his own girl and begged his handsel, the kitchen-girl in the next house who sang over the clatter of her plates, with the drawl of a country singer, the first bars of BY KILLARNEY’S LAKES AND FELLS, a girl who had laughed gaily to see him stumble when the iron grating in the footpath near Cork Hill had caught the…

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  • These sunglasses distort my vision.
  • She has a distorted view of the world.

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