A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman written in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, Joyce's fictional alter ego, whose surname alludes to Daedalus, Greek mythology's consummate craftsman. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe. The work uses techniques that Joyce developed more fully in Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939).
《青年艺术家的画像》（A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man），是乔伊斯自传体小说，1904年开始执笔，最早的书名叫《斯蒂芬英雄》全书共分五章，主要叙述主角斯蒂芬．迪达勒斯（Stephen Dedalus）由童年、少年、青少年乃至于青年时期的各阶段成长，走向成熟，包含他被毒打、与一位少女的邂逅，最后这位青年看清都柏林社会、宗教、文化不可能容忍他这样的艺术家，终于不顾一切远走高飞。