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Title Henry James's Europe : heritage and transfer / edited by Dennis Tredy, Annick Duperray and Adrian Harding.

Imprint Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 292 pages) : illustrations
Note Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-286) and index.
Summary "As an American author who chose to live in Europe, Henry James frequently wrote about cultural differences between the Old and New World. The plight of bewildered Americans adrift on a sea of European sophistication became a regular theme in his fiction. This collection of twenty-four papers from some of the worlds leading James scholars offers a comprehensive picture of the authors cross-cultural aesthetics. It provides detailed analyses of James's perception of Europe -- of its people and places, its history and culture, its artists and thinkers, its aesthetics and its ethics -- which ultimately lead to a profound re-evaluation of his writing"--Publisher's description.
Contents Preface / Dennis Tredy -- On 'The European Society of Jamesian Studies' / Adrian Harding -- I: Ethics and Aesthetics. Henry James on Opening the Door to the Devil / Jean Gooder -- From Romance to Redemption: James and the Ethics of Globalization / Roxana Oltean -- James's Sociology of Taste: The Ambassadors, Commodity Consumption and Cultural Critique / Esther Sánchez -Pardo -- Bad Investments / Eric Savoy -- II: French and Italian Hours. 'The Crash of Civilization': James and the Idea of France, 1914-15 / Hazel Hutchison -- The Citizens of Babylon and the Imperial Imperative: Henry James's Modern Parisian Women / Claire Garcia -- French as the Fantasmal Idiom of Truth in What Maisie Knew / Agnès Derail-Imbert -- Figures of Fulfilment: James and 'a Sense of Italy' / Jacek Guthorow -- The Aspern Papers : From Florence to an Intertexual City, Venice / Rosella Mamoli Zorzi -- The Wavering Ruins of The American / Enrico Botta -- III: Appropriating European Thematics. Balzacian Intertextuality and Jamesian Autobiography in The Ambassadors / Kathleen Lawrence -- A Discordance Between the Self and the World: The Collector in Balzac's Cousin Pons and James's 'Adina' / Simone Francescato -- The 'déjà vu' in 'The Turn of the Screw' / Max Duperray -- IV: Allusion. Some Allusions in the Early Stories / Angus Wrenn -- C'est strictement confidentiel : Buried Allusions in Confidence (1879) / Rebekah Scott -- James and the Habit of Allusion / Oliver Herford -- V: Performance. The Absent Writer in The Tragic Muse / Nelly Valtat-Comet -- James and the 'Paradox of the Comedian' / Richard Anker -- Benjamin Britten's Appropriation of James in Owen Wingrave / Hubert Teyssandier -- VI: Authorship and Self-Representation. Narrative Heterogeneity as an Adjustable Fictional Lens in The American Scene / Eleftheria Arapoglou -- James's Faces: Appearance, Absorption and the Aesthetic Significance of the Face Jakob / Stougaard-Nielsen -- From Copying to Revision: The American to The Ambassadors / Paula Marantz Cohen -- Friction with the Publishers, or How James Manipulated his Editors in the Early 1870's / Pierre A. Walker -- Losing Oneself: Autobiography, Memory, Vision / John Holland -- Bibliography of Works Cited Index.
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eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Indexed Term Henry James
European reception of Henry James
English literature
Americans in Europe
American literature
The Ambassadors, What Maisie Knew
The American
Portrait of a Lady
European Society of Jamesian Studies
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Tredy, Dennis.
Duperray, Annick.
Harding, Adrian.
Other Form: Print version: Henry James's Europe. Cambridge : OpenBook Publishers, 2011 9781906924362 (OCoLC)742018148
ISBN 9781906924386 (electronic bk.)
1906924384 (electronic bk.)