Decadence in the Late Novels of Henry James

Decadence in the Late Novels of Henry James

Author: A. Kventsel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230206373

Category: Literary Criticism

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Looking at the novels of James's major phase in the context of fin-de-siècle decadence, this book illuminates central issues in the James corpus and central aspects of a rich and fraught cultural moment. Through a close examination of the textures of the novels, Kventsel defines and explores their psycho-cultural field of meaning.
Decadence in the Late Novels of Henry James
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: A. Kventsel
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-24 - Publisher: Springer

Looking at the novels of James's major phase in the context of fin-de-siècle decadence, this book illuminates central issues in the James corpus and central aspects of a rich and fraught cultural moment. Through a close examination of the textures of the novels, Kventsel defines and explores their psycho-cultural field
Performing the Everyday in Henry James's Late Novels
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Maya Higashi Wakana
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Focusing on James's last three completed novels - The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, and The Golden Bowl - Maya Higashi Wakana shows how a microsociological approach to James's novels radically revises the widespread tradition of putting James's characters into historical and cultural contexts. Wakana begins with the premise
Lateness and Modern European Literature
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Ben Hutchinson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Modern European literature has traditionally been seen as a series of attempts to assert successive styles of writing as 'new'. In this groundbreaking study, Ben Hutchinson argues that literary modernity can in fact be understood not as that which is new, but as that which is 'late'. Exploring the ways
Henry James and the Art of Impressions
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: John Scholar
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-21 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Henry James criticized the impressionism that was revolutionizing French painting and fiction. He satirized the British aesthetic movement whose keystone was impressionist criticism. So why, time and again in important parts of his literary work, did James use the word 'impression'? Henry James and the Art of Impressions argues that
Henry James Against the Aesthetic Movement
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: David Garrett Izzo
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-17 - Publisher: McFarland

Writer Henry James (1843–1916) was born in America but preferred to live in Europe; he finally become a British subject near the end of his life. His status as a permanent outsider is responsible for the recurring themes in his writing dealing with European sophistication (decadence) compared to American lack