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Monopolizing the Master

  • Livre Relié
  • 272 Nombre de pages
Reveals the social, political and sexual intrigue behind the struggle among Henry James' family and literary disciples to control ... Lire la suite
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Reveals the social, political and sexual intrigue behind the struggle among Henry James' family and literary disciples to control his reputation.

"Michael Anesko's book addresses the urbanely industrious ways in which writers, critics, and family members have monopolised the terms by which we consider James and his writings . . . [O]f great interest and value for its contribution to literary history."

Auteur
Michael Anesko is Professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University. He has published extensively on Anglo-American literary culture, including "Friction with the Market": Henry James and the Profession of Authorship (1986), Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells (1997), and The French Face of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Monsieur de l'Aubépine and His Second Empire Critics (2011). He is a General Editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Edition of The Complete Fiction of Henry James.

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Anesko reveals the remarkable social, political, and sexual intrigue that inspired--and influenced--the deliberate construction of the Legend of Henry James.



Résumé

Henry James defied posterity to disturb his bones: he was adamant that his legacy be based exclusively on his publications and that his private life and writings remain forever private. Despite this, almost immediately after his death in 1916 an intense struggle began among his family and his literary disciples to control his posthumous reputation, a struggle that was continued by later generations of critics and biographers. Monopolizing the Master gives a blow-by-blow account of this conflict, which aroused intense feelings of jealousy, suspicion, and proprietorship among those who claimed to be the just custodians of James's literary legacy. With an unprecedented amount of new evidence now available, Michael Anesko reveals the remarkable social, political, and sexual intrigue that inspiredand influencedthe deliberate construction of the Legend of the Master.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Monopolizing the Master
Sous-titre: Henry James and the Politics of Modern Literary Scholarship
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Code EAN: 9780804769327
ISBN: 978-0-8047-6932-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 476g
Taille: H231mm x B157mm x T23mm
Année: 2012