The Cambridge Companion to Henry James

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Cambridge University Press, May 28, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Henry James is intended to provide a critical introduction to James's work. Throughout the major critical shifts of the last fifty years, and despite suspicions of the traditional high literary culture which was James's milieu, as a writer he has retained a powerful hold on readers and critics alike. All essays are written at a level free from technical jargon, designed to promote accessibility to the study of James and his work.
  

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Contents

Men Women and the American Way
21
The James Family Theatricals Behind the Scenes
40
Henry James at Work The Question of Our Texts
63
Henry James and the Invention of Novel Theory
79
Henry James and the Idea of Evil
102
Queer Henry In the Cage
120
The Unmentionable Subject in The Pupil
139
Realism Culture and the Place of the Literary Henry James and The Bostonians
151
Lambert Strethers Excellent Adventure
169
Jamess Elusive Wings
187
Henry Jamess American Dream in The Golden Bowl
204
Affirming the Alien The Pragmatist Pluralism of The American Scene
224
Suggestions for Further Reading
247
Index
253
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