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The Resource Henry James and sexuality, Hugh Stevens

Henry James and sexuality, Hugh Stevens

Label
Henry James and sexuality
Title
Henry James and sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Stevens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Henry James and Sexuality, Hugh Stevens argues for a new interpretation of James's fiction. Stevens argues that James's writing contains daring and radical representations of transgressive desires and marginalized sexual identities. He demonstrates the importance of incestuous desire, masochistic fantasy, and same-sex passions in a body of fiction which ostensibly conforms to, while ironically mocking, the contemporary moral and publishing codes James faced. James critiques the very notion of sexual identity, and depicts the radical play of desires which exceed and disrupt any stable construction of identity. In a number of his major novels and tales, Stevens argues, James anticipates the main features of modern 'gay' or 'queer' fiction through plots and narrative strategies, which opposes heterosexual marriage and homo-erotic friendship. This original and exciting work will transform our understanding of this most enigmatic of writers
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevens, Hugh
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.S48
LC item number
S74 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Sex (Psychology) in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • James, Henry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Desire in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Sex
  • Sex (Psychology) in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • United States
Label
Henry James and sexuality, Hugh Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Cambridge University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Henry James and the language of sex
  • Gender and representation in The wings of the dove
  • Sexuality and the aesthetic in The golden bowl
  • The eroticism of prohibition : masochism and the law in Roderick Hudson
  • Queer plotting : The Bostonians and The Princess Casamassima
  • James's late short fiction and the spectacle of modern homosexuality
  • Suicide and blackmail : James's "poor sensitive gentlemen"
  • Conclusion : "that queer monster the artist."
Control code
47009862
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511004957
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009862
Label
Henry James and sexuality, Hugh Stevens
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Cambridge University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Henry James and the language of sex
  • Gender and representation in The wings of the dove
  • Sexuality and the aesthetic in The golden bowl
  • The eroticism of prohibition : masochism and the law in Roderick Hudson
  • Queer plotting : The Bostonians and The Princess Casamassima
  • James's late short fiction and the spectacle of modern homosexuality
  • Suicide and blackmail : James's "poor sensitive gentlemen"
  • Conclusion : "that queer monster the artist."
Control code
47009862
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511004957
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009862

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