By Greg W. Zacharias
Written by means of the various world's such a lot exceptional Henry James students, this cutting edge choice of essays presents the main updated scholarship on JamesвЂ™s writings on hand at the present time.
- Provides a necessary, updated connection with the paintings and scholarship of Henry James
- Features the writing of quite a lot of James students
- Places JamesвЂ™s writings inside of nationwide contextsвЂ”American, English, French, and Italian
- Offers either an summary of latest James scholarship and a leading edge source for learning vital person issues
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Unconsciously [adding] a pretty little tableau of human love and happiness to the dissolving views reflected in the lake” (Alcott 2001: 441). When James published Daisy Miller in The Cornhill Magazine, precisely a decade after the appearance of Little Women, Alcott’s widely read romantic tableau provided both a context and a precedent for the abortive têta-á-tête on Lake Geneva, in which Winterbourne was to “[guide] through the summer starlight a skiff freighted with a fresh and beautiful young girl” ( James 1986: 71), as well as Daisy’s and Winterbourne’s unescorted excursion by steamer to the Castle of Chillon.
For the space of a fine September day Adela Moore and Thomas Ludlow enjoy one another’s company. Ludlow is due to leave for Europe and admits it would be “very heroic, very poetic, very chivalric to lose his steamer” – but for an idea, a fancy? ” ( James 1999a: 104) he thinks, and leaves. ” The story is one of the most satisfying of this period in its representation of ideal companionship, in which sexual complications and possibilities remain forever suspended in an autumnal glow. It is also as defiant of literary convention, as devoid of plot and comfort as a Beckett play.
H. Allen. James’s autobiographical writings. Fiedler, Leslie (1982 ). Love and Death in the American Novel. London: Penguin. Classic introduction to the American novel and its European context. Fowler, Virginia (1984). Henry James’s American Girl. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. ” Haralson, Eric (2005). Henry James and Queer Modernity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Recent reading of James within the context of gender studies. Horne, Philip (1999). Henry James: A Life in Letters.
A Companion to Henry James by Greg W. Zacharias