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Henry James's Europe : heritage and transfer / edited by Dennis Tredy, Annick Duperray and Adrian Harding.

Tredy, Dennis. (Added Author). Duperray, Annick. (Added Author). Harding, Adrian. (Added Author).
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Subject: James, Henry, 1843-1916 > Criticism and interpretation.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781906924386
  • ISBN: 1906924384
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 292 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2011.

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General Note: Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-286) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface / Dennis Tredy -- On 'The European Society of Jamesian Studies' / Adrian Harding -- I: Ethics and Aesthetics. Henry James on Opening the Door to the Devil / Jean Gooder -- From Romance to Redemption: James and the Ethics of Globalization / Roxana Oltean -- James's Sociology of Taste: The Ambassadors, Commodity Consumption and Cultural Critique / Esther Sánchez -Pardo -- Bad Investments / Eric Savoy -- II: French and Italian Hours. 'The Crash of Civilization': James and the Idea of France, 1914-15 / Hazel Hutchison -- The Citizens of Babylon and the Imperial Imperative: Henry James's Modern Parisian Women / Claire Garcia -- French as the Fantasmal Idiom of Truth in What Maisie Knew / Agnès Derail-Imbert -- Figures of Fulfilment: James and 'a Sense of Italy' / Jacek Guthorow -- The Aspern Papers : From Florence to an Intertexual City, Venice / Rosella Mamoli Zorzi -- The Wavering Ruins of The American / Enrico Botta -- III: Appropriating European Thematics. Balzacian Intertextuality and Jamesian Autobiography in The Ambassadors / Kathleen Lawrence -- A Discordance Between the Self and the World: The Collector in Balzac's Cousin Pons and James's 'Adina' / Simone Francescato -- The 'déjà vu' in 'The Turn of the Screw' / Max Duperray -- IV: Allusion. Some Allusions in the Early Stories / Angus Wrenn -- C'est strictement confidentiel : Buried Allusions in Confidence (1879) / Rebekah Scott -- James and the Habit of Allusion / Oliver Herford -- V: Performance. The Absent Writer in The Tragic Muse / Nelly Valtat-Comet -- James and the 'Paradox of the Comedian' / Richard Anker -- Benjamin Britten's Appropriation of James in Owen Wingrave / Hubert Teyssandier -- VI: Authorship and Self-Representation. Narrative Heterogeneity as an Adjustable Fictional Lens in The American Scene / Eleftheria Arapoglou -- James's Faces: Appearance, Absorption and the Aesthetic Significance of the Face Jakob / Stougaard-Nielsen -- From Copying to Revision: The American to The Ambassadors / Paula Marantz Cohen -- Friction with the Publishers, or How James Manipulated his Editors in the Early 1870's / Pierre A. Walker -- Losing Oneself: Autobiography, Memory, Vision / John Holland -- Bibliography of Works Cited Index.
Summary: "As an American author who chose to live in Europe, Henry James frequently wrote about cultural differences between the Old and New World. The plight of bewildered Americans adrift on a sea of European sophistication became a regular theme in his fiction. This collection of twenty-four papers from some of the worlds leading James scholars offers a comprehensive picture of the authors cross-cultural aesthetics. It provides detailed analyses of James's perception of Europe -- of its people and places, its history and culture, its artists and thinkers, its aesthetics and its ethics -- which ultimately lead to a profound re-evaluation of his writing"--Publisher's description.
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