Henry James The Shorter Fiction: Reassessments

Henry James The Shorter Fiction: Reassessments

by N.H. Reeve (Editor)

Paperback(1st ed. 1997)

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Overview

Eleven essays representing a fresh engagement, from a variety of critical positions, with the tales and nouvelles of Henry James. The collection contains new studies of well-known stories, such as 'Daisy Miller' and 'The Aspern Papers', and explorations of neglected areas, for example James's earliest signed stories from the 1860s, and such strikingly individual works as 'Glasses' and 'The Great Good Place'. The contributors include several of today's most prominent Jamesians, among them Tony Tanner, Barbara Hardy, Millicent Bell and Adrian Poole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349253739
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Edition description: 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 213
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface - Through 'Glasses', darkly; A.Poole - Displays of the Female: Formula and Flirtation in 'Daisy Miller'; I.F.A.Bell - Wall to Wall: Figuring 'The Aspern Papers'; R.Mengham - 'The Strength of Applied Irony': James's 'The Altar of the Dead'; G.Ward - The Birthplace; T.Tanner - From Washington Square to The Spoils of Poynton: Jamesian Metamorphosis; M.Bell - The Master and the 'Queer Affair' of 'The Pupil'; P.Horne - Living Up To The Name: 'Mora Montravers'; N.H.Reeve - He Knew That He Knew What He Knew: Critical Preaching and Literary Practices of Henry James, JR; M.Kaufman - James and the Limitations of Self-Therapy; W.Veeder - 'The Jolly Corner'; B.Hardy - Index

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