Title Meaning In Henry James.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Publisher Harvard University Press, Cambridge: 1991.
0674557638 / 9780674557635
Seller ID 29160X1
Using the "close" reading technique on a dozen of James's novels and short stories, Bell attempts to prove that James encourages several reader responses: to perceive impressionistically, oscillating between appearance and meaning; to accept action as being rather than doing; to sympathize with characters who resist prescribed form; and to anticipate the course of the story or characters, although he often diverts or cancels it. Bell also demonstrates how writers such as Hawthorne, Flaubert, and Zola influenced James's thinking and style. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Literary Criticism, Henry James, Interpretation, Feminist Criticism, Daisy Miller, Marriage, Feminism, Millicent Bell).