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Aschkenasy, Nehama. "Davin's 'Strange Woman' and Her Biblical Prototypes." Critical Essays on James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Ed. Brady, Philip;
Carens, James F.
Critical Essays on British Literature. New York:
G.K. Hall; London: Prentice Hall International,
From Modern Language Studies 15, iv [Fall 1985]: 28-39. Overblown, simplistic piece that points to Old Testament origins of Davin's story of his encounter with the young woman on the lonely road. Of value in its redirection of the story from Irish myth into archetypal stories that reveal, through their origins, a deep-seated fear of women in Stephen.