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The grasping imagination; the American writings of Henry James.


[Toronto] University of Toronto Press [1970] .
ISBN 9780802052445, 0802052444

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Subjects Amerikabild.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
James, Henry.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Description xii, 288 pages illustrations 24 cm
Copyright Date [1970]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A study of the uses to which James put his literary sources and of James' attitudes toward his homeland.
Contents The Civil War and Harvard's tented field -- Literary influences : all the breezes of the west -- The Hawthorne aspect -- Transatlantic trials -- A certain form : Watch and ward -- Experiment and decision : the attempt to be an American artist -- Comic pastoral : The Europeans -- American episodes and The portrait of a lady -- Points of view -- Evasive Boston and threadbare internationalism -- A very American tale : The Bostonians -- English years and American letters -- The restless analyst of the American scene -- Undiscovered America -- In the finer grain -- The fresh start and the broken link : The ivory tower -- The obstinate finality.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)106559
(OCoLC)ocm00106559
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Buitenhuis, Peter.
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