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The Resource Henry James : the imagination of genius : a biography, Fred Kaplan

Henry James : the imagination of genius : a biography, Fred Kaplan

Label
Henry James : the imagination of genius : a biography
Title
Henry James
Title remainder
the imagination of genius : a biography
Statement of responsibility
Fred Kaplan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Henry James is one of the greatest and most influential novelists in the English language, and certainly the preeminent American novelist. But this is only the second biography of James ever to be written and the first to be conceived in the light of late-twentieth-century attitudes about feminism and homosexuality. With understanding and sensitivity, this biography creates a richly woven synthesis of the complexities of James's life and world - the eccentric, troubled family into which he was born, his struggle to define himself as an artist and as an American, his decision to live as an expatriate in Europe, the American and European social life in which he participated, his complex sensibility in relation to men, and his fascination with the problems and positions of women in late-Victorian society. Unlike any previous analysis of James, it presents the man as much in the light of the political and economic forces that shaped his life as in the aesthetic." "James was an acute observer of personal relationships, and his life was rich in friendships with the literary and artistic great of the Victorian and the early modern world, from Browning, Tennyson, Turgenev, Flaubert, Stevenson, and Burne-Jones to Sargent, Wilde, Shaw, Kipling, Howells, Wells, Conrad, Crane, Ford Madox Ford, and Edith Wharton. Essentially a private, even secretive man, whose favorite disguises promoted enabling self-deceptions, James lived most fully in his mind, his imagination, and his art, and expressed himself best in his letters and in his fiction. His own correspondence, as well as family letters, both published and unpublished, are at the heart of this biography's vivid portrait of a great artist whose elusiveness as a man is part of his strategy as a writer. As James himself advocated and would have wanted, this is an artful dramatic biography, placing the chronological narrative of James's life in the historical context of his times."--Jacket
  • "Henry James is one of the greatest and most influential novelists in the English language, and certainly the preeminent American novelist. But this is only the second biography of James ever to be written and the first to be conceived in the light of late-twentieth-century attitudes about feminism and homosexuality. With understanding and sensitivity, this biography creates a richly woven synthesis of the complexities of James's life and world - the eccentric, troubled family into which he was born, his struggle to define himself as an artist and as an American, his decision to live as an expatriate in Europe, the American and European social life in which he participated, his complex sensibility in relation to men, and his fascination with the problems and positions of women in late-Victorian society. Unlike any previous analysis of James, it presents the man as much in the light of the political and economic forces that shaped his life as in the aesthetic." "James was an acute observer of personal relationships, and his life was rich in friendships with the literary and artistic great of the Victorian and the early modern world, from Browning, Tennyson, Turgenev, Flaubert, Stevenson, and Burne-Jones to Sargent, Wilde, Shaw, Kipling, Howells, Wells, Conrad, Crane, Ford Madox Ford, and Edith Wharton. Essentially a private, even secretive man, whose favorite disguises promoted enabling self-deceptions, James lived most fully in his mind, his imagination, and his art, and expressed himself best in his letters and in his fiction. His own correspondence, as well as family letters, both published and unpublished, are at the heart of this biography's vivid portrait of a great artist whose elusiveness as a man is part of his strategy as a writer. As James himself advocated and would have wanted, this is an artful dramatic biography, placing the chronological narrative of James's life in the historical context of his times."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, Fred
Dewey number
  • 813/.4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2123
LC item number
.K36 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Écrivains américains
  • Écrivains américains
  • Biographie
Label
Henry James : the imagination of genius : a biography, Fred Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 570-595) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remembered scenes, 1843-1855 -- Belonging, 1855-1860 -- Garlands and lights, 1860-1867 -- An absolute remedy, 1867-1870 -- Cats and monkeys, 1870-1875 -- Permanent headquarters, 1875-1878 -- The sentimental traveller, 1878-1881 -- Never to return, 1881-1883 -- The great money question, 1883-1888 -- Miss Grief, 1886-1891 -- The dark abyss, 1888-1895 -- Passionate friendships, 1894-1900 -- The new century, 1900-1904 -- Closing the gates, 1904-1910 -- The imperial eagle, 1910-1916
Control code
25631811
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 620 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780688090210
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92012246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25631811
Label
Henry James : the imagination of genius : a biography, Fred Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 570-595) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remembered scenes, 1843-1855 -- Belonging, 1855-1860 -- Garlands and lights, 1860-1867 -- An absolute remedy, 1867-1870 -- Cats and monkeys, 1870-1875 -- Permanent headquarters, 1875-1878 -- The sentimental traveller, 1878-1881 -- Never to return, 1881-1883 -- The great money question, 1883-1888 -- Miss Grief, 1886-1891 -- The dark abyss, 1888-1895 -- Passionate friendships, 1894-1900 -- The new century, 1900-1904 -- Closing the gates, 1904-1910 -- The imperial eagle, 1910-1916
Control code
25631811
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 620 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780688090210
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92012246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25631811

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