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The Resource Henry James, Oscar Wilde and aesthetic culture, Michèle Mendelssohn

Henry James, Oscar Wilde and aesthetic culture, Michèle Mendelssohn

Label
Henry James, Oscar Wilde and aesthetic culture
Title
Henry James, Oscar Wilde and aesthetic culture
Statement of responsibility
Michèle Mendelssohn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book, the first fully sustained reading of Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's relationship, reveals why the antagonisms between both authors are symptomatic of the cultural oppositions within Aestheticism itself. The book also shows how these conflicting energies animated the late nineteenth century's most exciting transatlantic cultural enterprise. Richly illustrated and historically detailed, this study of James's and Wilde's intricate, decades-long relationship brings to light Aestheticism's truly transatlantic nature through close readings of both authors' works, as well as nineteenth-century art, periodicals and rare manuscripts. As Mendelssohn shows, both authors were deeply influenced by the visual and decorative arts, and by contemporary artists such as George Du Maurier and James McNeill Whistler. Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture offers a nuanced reading of a complex relationship that promises to transform the way which we imagine late nineteenth-century British and American literary culture. --Publisher's description
  • "With the end of the Cold War and the burgeoning of a global culture, the premises upon which Area Studies were based have come into question. Starting from the assumption that the study of American literatures can no longer operate on a nation-based or exceptionalist paradigm, the books in this new series work within a comparative framework to interrogate place-based identities and monocular visions. The authors attempt instead to develop new paradigms for literary criticism in historical and contemporary contexts of exchange, circulation and transformation. Edinburgh Studies in Transatlantic Literatures seeks uniquely to further the critical, theoretical and ideational work of the developing field of transatlantic literary studies."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mendelssohn, Michèle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.A35
LC item number
M46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
Label
Henry James, Oscar Wilde and aesthetic culture, Michèle Mendelssohn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-297) 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
Control code
86167669
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780748623853
Lccn
2007408910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)86167669
Label
Henry James, Oscar Wilde and aesthetic culture, Michèle Mendelssohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-297) 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
Control code
86167669
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780748623853
Lccn
2007408910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)86167669

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