Henry James's last romance : making sense of the past and the American scene /

Product Description: In this major new study of Henry James' classic text of cultural criticism, The American Scene, Beverly Haviland shows how James confronted the vexing problem of making sense of the past so that he could make culture work. In this record of his 1904-5 return to America and in hi... Full description

Main Author: Haviland, Beverly.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, U.K ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
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Summary: Product Description: In this major new study of Henry James' classic text of cultural criticism, The American Scene, Beverly Haviland shows how James confronted the vexing problem of making sense of the past so that he could make culture work. In this record of his 1904-5 return to America and in his unfinished novels, The Sense of the Past and The Ivory Tower, he interpreted the social conflicts that seemed to be paralyzing relations between men and women, between black and white Americans, between "natives" and "aliens," between defenders of taste and censors of waste. Haviland's own method brings historical and theoretical readings into conversation with each other.
Physical Description: xv, 275 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-266) and index.
ISBN: 0521563380 (hardback) :

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