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Dennis Tredy; Annick Duperray; Adrian Harding

Published On

2011-05-01

ISBN

Paperback978-1-906924-36-2
Hardback978-1-906924-37-9
PDF978-1-906924-38-6
HTML978-1-80064-440-3

Language

  • English

Print Length

320 pages (xxiv + 294)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 17 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.67" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 19 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.75" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback989g (34.89oz)
Hardback1374g (48.47oz)

Media

Illustrations5

OCLC Number

794698071

LCCN

2019452795

BIC

  • DSB
  • BGL

BISAC

  • LIT004020
  • LIT004130
  • BIO007000

LCC

  • PS2124

Keywords

  • Henry James
  • European reception of Henry James
  • authorship
  • English literature
  • European Society of Jamesian Studies
  • Americans in Europe
  • American literature
  • The Ambassadors
  • What Maisie Knew
  • The American
  • Portrait of a Lady
  • novel
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Henry James's Europe

Heritage and Transfer

  • Dennis Tredy (editor)
  • Annick Duperray (editor)
  • Adrian Harding (editor)
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 world’s leading James scholars offers a comprehensive picture of the author’s 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 reevaluation of his writing.

Endorsements

Taken both as a whole and individually this collection of essays makes a real contribution to James studies.

Professor Adrian Poole

University of Cambridge

Additional Resources

[document]Supplementary Chapters

Introduction Dennis Tredy

I. Re-Readings and Re-Workings of the International Theme

  1. Tourist Attractions, Stereotypes and Physiognomies in The American H. K. Riikonen

  2. ‘Haunting and Penetrating the City’: The Influence of Emile Zola’s L’Assommoir on James’s The Princess Casamassima David Davies

  3. The Mother as Artist in "Louisa Pallant”: Re-casting the International Scene Larry A. Gray

  4. James’s Romantic Promises: The Golden Bowl and the Virtual Leman Giresunlu

    II. Beyond Biography

  5. Father and Son: The Divided Self in James’s Notes of a Son and Brother Mhairi Pooler

  6. "Fond Calculations”: The Triumph of James’s Mathematical Failure Isobel Waters

  7. A Multiplicity of Folds of an Unconscious ‘Crystal’ Monad: James, Benjamin, and Blanchot Erik S. Roraback

  8. "Life after Death”: James and Postmodern Biofiction Madeleine Danova

Bibliography of works cited

Contents

Henry James on Opening the Door to the Devil

(pp. 3–16)
  • Jean Gooder
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.01

From Romance to Redemption: James and the Ethics of Globalization

(pp. 17–38)
  • Roxana Oltean
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.02

James’s Sociology of Taste: The Ambassadors, Commodity Consumption and Cultural Critique

(pp. 39–50)
  • Esther Sánchez -Pardo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.03

Bad Investments

(pp. 51–57)
  • Eric Savoy
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.04

‘The Crash of Civilization’: James and the Idea of France, 1914-15

(pp. 61–69)
  • Hazel Hutchison
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.05

The Citizens of Babylon and the Imperial Imperative: Henry James’s Modern Parisian Women

(pp. 71–80)
  • Claire Garcia
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.06

French as the Fantasmal Idiom of Truth in What Maisie Knew

(pp. 81–91)
  • Agnès Derail-Imbert
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.07

Figures of Fulfilment: James and ‘a Sense of Italy’

(pp. 93–102)
  • Jacek Guthorow
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.08

The Aspern Papers: From Florence to an Intertexual City, Venice

(pp. 103–111)
  • Rosella Mamoli Zorzi
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.09

The Wavering Ruins of The American

(pp. 113–120)
  • Enrico Botta
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.10

Balzacian Intertextuality and Jamesian Autobiography in The Ambassadors

(pp. 123–136)
  • Kathleen Lawrence
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.11

A Discordance Between the Self and the World: The Collector in Balzac’s Cousin Pons and James’s ‘Adina’

(pp. 137–145)
  • Simone Francescato
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.12

The ‘déjà vu’ in ‘The Turn of the Screw’

(pp. 147–151)
  • Max Duperray
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.13

Some Allusions in the Early Stories

(pp. 157–167)
  • Angus Wrenn
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.14

C’est strictement confidentiel: Buried Allusions in Confidence

(pp. 169–178)
  • Rebekah Scott
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.15

James and the Habit of Allusion

(pp. 179–189)
  • Oliver Herford
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.16

The Absent Writer in The Tragic Muse

(pp. 193–201)
  • Nelly Valtat-Comet
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.17

James and the “Paradox of the Comedian”

(pp. 203–213)
  • Richard Anker
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.18

Benjamin Britten’s Appropriation of James in Owen Wingrave

(pp. 215–226)
  • Hubert Teyssandier
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.19

Narrative Heterogeneity as an Adjustable Fictional Lens in The American Scene

(pp. 229–236)
  • Eleftheria Arapoglou
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.20

James’s Faces: Appearance, Absorption and the Aesthetic Significance of the Face

(pp. 237–246)
  • Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.21

From Copying to Revision: The American to The Ambassadors

(pp. 247–254)
  • Paula Marantz Cohen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.22

Friction with the Publishers, or How James Manipulated his Editors in the Early 1870's

(pp. 255–262)
  • Pierre Walker
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.23

Losing Oneself: Autobiography, Memory, Vision

(pp. 263–271)
  • John Holland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.24

Tourist Attractions, Stereotypes and Physiognomies in The American

(pp. s11–s19)
  • H. K. Riikonen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.25

‘Haunting and Penetrating the City’: The Influence of Emile Zola’s L’Assommoir on James’s The Princess Casamassima

(pp. s20–s28)
  • David Davies
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.26

The Mother as Artist in “Louisa Pallant”: Re-casting the International Scene

(pp. s29–s37)
  • Larry Gray
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.27

James’s Romantic Promises: The Golden Bowl and the Virtual

(pp. s38–s46)
  • Leman Giresunlu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.28

Father and Son: The Divided Self in James’s Notes of a Son and Brother

(pp. s48–s55)
  • Mhairi Pooler
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.29

“Fond Calculations”: The Triumph of James’s Mathematical Failure

(pp. s56–s67)
  • Isobel Waters
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.30

A Multiplicity of Folds of an Unconscious ‘Crystal’ Monad: James, Benjamin, and Blanchot

(pp. s68–s77)
  • Erik Roraback
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.31

“Life after Death”: James and Postmodern Biofiction

(pp. s78–s85)
  • Madeleine Danova
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0013.32

Contributors

Dennis Tredy

(editor)
Senior Lecturer American Literature and Creative Writing at University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle

Annick Duperray

(editor)
Emeritus Professor of American Literature at Aix-Marseille Université

Adrian Harding

(editor)
Comparative Literature at American University of Paris