"L'Art de la fiction", Henry James ...: neuf études

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Klincksieck, 1978 - Fiction - 333 pages
La personne de Henry James se confond avec ce qu'on nomme aujourd'hui l'Ecriture. En meme temps que Les ambassadeurs, Le tour d'ecrou, La bete de la jungle, James a elabore une Theorie Esthetique qui s'avere essentielle pour l'intelligence de la fiction moderne concue comme systeme signifiant. Les Carnets, les celebres Prefaces, les essais critiques (notamment le Flaubert) nous conduisent a Proust, a Joyce, au Nouveau Roman. Mais le foyer de la pensee de James reste The Art of Fiction, qui contient en substance tout le romanesque novateur du XXesiecle.

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Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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