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Henry James's legacy : the afterlife of his figure and fiction

Author: Adeline R Tintner
Publisher: Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana State University Press, 1998.
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In her five previous books on "the world of Henry James," Adeline Tintner mined the rich vein of influence informing James's oeuvre. In Henry James's Legacy, she employs her keen eye to strike in the opposite direction, revealing the expansive hold James in turn has exerted on other literary artists. His legacy to the twentieth century has been cultivated, to use the Master's own words, "in infinite variety,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Parodies, imitations, etc
Named Person: Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adeline R Tintner
ISBN: 0807121576 9780807121573
OCLC Number: 37864534
Description: xxxii, 468 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Henry James the Figure. 1. The Figure of James. 2. The Parodying of James. 3. Portraits of James by His Male Contemporaries. 4. The Return of James the Figure --
pt. II. Henry James His Legacy. 5. James and His Contemporaries. 6. James Among the Moderns. 7. In the Vineyard of the Master. 8. James in the Other Arts. 9. James and the Criminous. 10. Links in the Daisy Chain. 11. The Portrait of a Lady. 12. The Ambassadors. 13. The Golden Bowl. 14. Some Twice-Told Tales. 15. Additional James Fiction. 16. The "Jamesian" Novel and Short Story. 17. The Afterlife of the Life: Leon Edel's Baedeker to James.
Responsibility: Adeline R. Tintner.

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In her five previous books on "the world of Henry James," Adeline Tintner mined the rich vein of influence informing James's oeuvre. In Henry James's Legacy, she employs her keen eye to strike in the opposite direction, revealing the expansive hold James in turn has exerted on other literary artists. His legacy to the twentieth century has been cultivated, to use the Master's own words, "in infinite variety, enormously enlarged." Tintner first identifies fictional appropriations of James's figure, or persona, beginning as early as 1900 and continuing to the present. To an even greater extent than the person, have the twenty novels and 112 stories of James inspired twentieth-century writers. Tintner unveils a staggering profusion of Jamesian icons and motifs, and those, she maintains, are only a sample. Her study is not restricted to literature; she also discusses films, operas, and plastic arts.

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