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Published: 02 June 2016

286 Pages | 2 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780198734802

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Henry James's Style of Retrospect

Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Oliver Herford

  • The first comprehensive literary-critical study of Henry James's late personal writings
  • Rethinks the meaning and import of late Jamesian 'style' in the light of his retrospective non-fictional production
  • Shows the coherence and continuity of James's work in this mode, across a wide range of genres and occasions; analyzes canonical works alongside little-known occasional writings and unpublished correspondence
  • Offers biographical insights on the last 25 years of James's life, assembling and newly analysing his thoughts about ageing, memory, commemoration, historical continuity, and intergenerational relationships
  • Draws on previously unpublished manuscript material and new archival, textual-critical, and bibliographical research

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