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The Turn Of The Screw And Other Stories

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Author: Henry James
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770482555
Size: 16.91 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: In 1898, Henry James wrote a novella that would become one of the most famous and critically discussed ghost stories ever written, The Turn of the Screw. Three other examples of James’s tales of the supernatural, “The Altar of the Dead,” “The Beast in the Jungle,” and “The Jolly Corner,” are included in this edition. These texts reveal on both the thematic and narrative levels James’s deepest concerns as a writer. The texts in this edition are all drawn from the New York Edition of James’s works. The introduction traces the extensive critical debate around The Turn of the Screw, and situates the texts in contemporary discussions of the supernatural. Appendices include material on the tales’ reception, James’s writings on the supernatural, and the study of the supernatural in the nineteenth century.


New Essays On Daisy Miller And The Turn Of The Screw

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Author: Vivian R. Pollak
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521426817
Size: 17.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 153
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Book Description: Specifically designed for undergraduates, the series will be a powerful resource for anyone engaged in the critical analysis of major American novels and other important texts.


The Critical Reception Of Henry James

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Author: Linda Simon
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 9781571133199
Size: 30.37 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 162
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Book Description: Comprehensive survey and analysis of the scholarship and criticism on perhaps the greatest American writer.


A Passion For Consumption

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Author: Anna Sonser
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879728441
Size: 39.76 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 162
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Book Description: "By exposing the literary motifs of subversion and seduction inherent in these works as disruptive to the flow, circulation, and expansion of value, A Passion for Consumption positions American literary culture as an extension of commodity economics."--BOOK JACKET.


The Jolly Corner And Other Tales

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Author: Henry James
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140433289
Size: 59.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Henry James Goes To The Movies

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Author: Susan M. Griffin
Publisher:
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Size: 32.62 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 386
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Book Description: Why has a nineteenth-century author with an elitist reputation proved so popular with directors as varied as William Wyler, François Truffaut, and James Ivory? A partial answer lies in the way many of Henry James's recurring themes still haunt us: the workings of power, the position of women in society, the complexities of sexuality and desire. Susan Griffin has assembled fifteen of the world's foremost authorities on Henry James to examine both the impact of James on film and the impact of film on James. Anthony Mazella traces the various adaptations of The Turn of the Screw, from novel to play to opera to film. Peggy McCormack examines the ways the personal lives of Peter Bogdanovich and then-girlfriend Cybill Shepherd influenced critical reaction to Daisy Miller (1974). Leland Person points out the consequences of casting Christopher Reeve -- then better known as Superman -- in The Bostonians (1984) during the conservative political context of the first Reagan presidency. Nancy Bentley defends Jane Campion's anachronistic reading of Portrait of a Lady (1996) as being more "authentic" than the more common period costume dramas. Dale Bauer observes James's influence on such films as Next Stop, Wonderland (1998) and Notting Hill (1999). Marc Bousquet explores the ways Wings of the Dove (1997) addresses the economic and cultural situations of Gen-X viewers. Other fascinating essays as well as a complete filmography and bibliography of work on James and film round out the collection.


The Disruption Of The Feminine In Henry James

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Author: Priscilla L. Walton
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Size: 16.52 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 179
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Book Description: "The women of Henry James's novels have intrigued critics for a hundred years. Priscilla Walton brings a post-structuralist feminist perspective to James's work. Drawing on the theories of Jacques Derrida, Helene Cixous, Julia Kristeva, and Luce Irigaray, she focuses on the constructed Otherness of the Feminine." "Traditional critics of James have tried to unify and hence confine his works, but in so doing they have ignored the polyvalent nature of his writings. Walton challenges such limited readings by opening up the texts to interpretation and tracing the ways in which the narratives resist closure." "She contends that in James's texts the representations of women foreground the limitations that Realist Masculine referentiality has placed on both the Feminine text and the female characters. Because women have no singular presence within Masculine ideology, they cannot be fixed and it is their Otherness which generates the plurality that is privileged in the late works. Walton examines The Turn of the Screw, Roderick Hudson, The Portrait of a Lady, a selection of short stories, and the three novels of the Major Phase. She traces a development within these writings, and argues that, where the early works comprise efforts to confine and grasp the Feminine Other, the later texts implicitly recognize and delight in its fecundity. The texts themselves demonstrate that it is the Feminine Other which gives birth to artistic creation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved