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Henry James' Last Romance: Making Sense of the Past and the American Scene


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A study of Henry James's classic work of cultural criticism, The American Scene.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction: at home: the reception of Henry James; Part I. Henry James's Last Romance: The Sense of the Past: 1. The sense of the present; 2. The sense of a happy ending; Part II. Civilization and its Contents: The American Scene: 3. Making signs of the past: interpretation and C. S. Peirce; 4. Waste makes taste: Classicism, conspicuous consumption, and Thorstein Veblen; 5. 'Psychic Mulattos': the ambiguity of race and W. E. B. Du Bois; 6. The return of the alien: Ethnic identity and Jakob A. Riis; Part III. Patrimony and Matrimony: The Ivory Tower: 7. Heterosocial acts: the ambiguity of gender in the New World; 8. Odd couples: Henry James Senior and Jacques Lacan; 9. Irony makes love: Mrs Henry James and Washington, AC/DC.

Pressestimmen

"This contextualization of immigration establishes a new benchmark in interpreting James's sense of Americanness historically and expansively." Allan Hepburn, American Literature
EAN: 9780521563383
ISBN: 0521563380
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in American'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2013
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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