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The Resource Henry James, Jeremy Tambling

Henry James, Jeremy Tambling

Label
Henry James
Title
Henry James
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Tambling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The new study of James draws on novels and short stories from throughout his career to discuss James's importance as a theorist of the novel and to argue his importance as an American. It sees in the folds of James's prose different ways of creating an extra space in which something uncanny, something haunted, in nineteenth-century American history can be located. This space can be used to conceal what James said Hawthorne was fascinated by - "the interest behind the interest"."
  • "Drawing on narrative theory, psychoanalysis, and recent work on gender, and driven by the sense that James needs to be seen as a cultural comparativist, this book situates James in relation to American and European writers such as Thackeray, Eliot, Dickens, and Zola. James emerges as a complex figure marked by psychic mutilation, and even hysteria, and by an ambivalent reaction to "modernity" on which he writes so much. The book gives to the newcomer to James a comprehensive introduction, and for those who know James well it provides a new set of commanding arguments for re-reading and re-situating the work."--Jacket
  • "The new study of James draws on novels and short stories from throughout his career to discuss James's importance as a theorist of the novel and to argue his importance as an American. It sees in the folds of James's prose different ways of creating an extra space in which something uncanny, something haunted, in nineteenth-century American history can be located. This space can be used to conceal what James said Hawthorne was fascinated by - "the interest behind the interest"." "Drawing on narrative theory, psychoanalysis, and recent work on gender, and driven by the sense that James needs to be seen as a cultural comparativist, this book situates James in relation to American and European writers such as Thackeray, Eliot, Dickens, and Zola. James emerges as a complex figure marked by psychic mutilation, and even hysteria, and by an ambivalent reaction to "modernity" on which he writes so much. The book gives to the newcomer to James a comprehensive introduction, and for those who know James well it provides a new set of commanding arguments for re-reading and re-situating the work."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Tambling, Jeremy
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2124
LC item number
.T26 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
James, Henry
Label
Henry James, Jeremy Tambling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) 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
  • What Does the American Want? The Golden Bowl
  • The Jolly Corner: A Tale of New York
  • Introduction: Reading The American Scene
  • 'The Interest behind the Interest': The Last of the Valerii and The Ambassadors
  • Histories of Sexuality in The Portrait of a Lady and The Bostonians
  • Monomania and the American Past: The Aspern Papers
  • Allegorical Autobiography: The Turn of the Screw
  • 'Within a Modern Shade': Race, Sex and Class in The Bostonians, What Maisie Knew and The Awkward Age
  • Henry James's 'American Girl': The Wings of the Dove
  • The Haunted Man: The Beast in the Jungle
Control code
42290312
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780312228873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99043514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Henry James, Jeremy Tambling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) 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
  • What Does the American Want? The Golden Bowl
  • The Jolly Corner: A Tale of New York
  • Introduction: Reading The American Scene
  • 'The Interest behind the Interest': The Last of the Valerii and The Ambassadors
  • Histories of Sexuality in The Portrait of a Lady and The Bostonians
  • Monomania and the American Past: The Aspern Papers
  • Allegorical Autobiography: The Turn of the Screw
  • 'Within a Modern Shade': Race, Sex and Class in The Bostonians, What Maisie Knew and The Awkward Age
  • Henry James's 'American Girl': The Wings of the Dove
  • The Haunted Man: The Beast in the Jungle
Control code
42290312
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780312228873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99043514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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