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The trial of curiosity : Henry James, William James, and the challenge of modernity

Author: Ross Posnock
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
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In this important revisionist study, Posnock integrates literary and psychological criticism with social and cultural theory to make a major advance in our understanding of the life and thought of two great American figures, Henry and William James. Challenging canonical images of bothbrothers, Posnock is the first to place them in a rich web of cultural and intellectual affiliations comprised of a host of American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Posnock, Ross.
Trial of curiosity.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(DLC) 90025621
Named Person: Henry James; William James; Henry James; William James; Henry James; William James; Henry James; William James
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Posnock
ISBN: 9780198023067 0198023065 1280525924 9781280525926
OCLC Number: 252590107
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 358 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Master and Worm; Anarchist and Idiot --
The Trial of Curiosity --
Henry and William James and the Trial of Curiosity --
"On a Certain Blindness": Henry James and the Politics of Cultural Response --
"The Religion of Doing": Breaking the Aura of Henry James --
Abolishing the Logic of Identity: Contexts and Consequences --
The Challenge of Modernity --
"Adventures of the Critical Spirit": Rereading The American Scene --
"At the Active Pitch": Mimetic Selfhood in James's Autobiography --
Lifting the Yoke of the Genteel: Henry James, George Santayana, and Howard Sturgis --
Going to Smash: Violence in The Ambassadors --
"The Amazing Hotel-World": The American Scene of 1904 --
Coda: The Politics of Nonidentity.
Responsibility: Ross Posnock.
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In this important revisionist study, Posnock integrates literary and psychological criticism with social and cultural theory to make a major advance in our understanding of the life and thought of two great American figures, Henry and William James. Challenging canonical images of bothbrothers, Posnock is the first to place them in a rich web of cultural and intellectual affiliations comprised of a host of American and European theorists of modernity. A startlingly new Henry James emerges from a cross-disciplinary dialogue, which features Veblen, Santayana, Bourne, and Dewey, aswell as Weber.

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