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Henry James and the language of experience

Author: Collin Meissner
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Henry James and the Language of Experience, Collin Meissner examines the political dimension to the representation of experience as it unfolds throughout James's work. Meissner argues that, for James, experience was a private and public event, a dialectical process that registered and expressed his consciousness of the external world."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Collin Meissner
ISBN: 0521623987 9780521623988
OCLC Number: 39671405
Description: ix, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The experience of Jamesian hermeneutics --
The experience of divestiture: toward an understanding of the self in The American --
Bondage and boundaries: Isabel Archer's failed experience --
Lambert Strether and the negativity of experience --
Recovery and revelation: the experience of self-exposure in James's autobiography.
Responsibility: Collin Meissner.
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