THE SHORT STORIES OF HENRY JAMES by Clifton -- Ed. Fediman

THE SHORT STORIES OF HENRY JAMES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection of 17 stories which have been chosen to profile James' development and which serve again to re introduce one of America's greatest, and least read, writers. The Fadiman introduction is a pointed examination of the case against James which has predicated against his popularity, and of the for him which places him as one of our three greatest novelists. Here is an artist who can be approached on more than one level of perception, who working with narrow compass -- achieved great depth, whose awareness of everything he could observe, polite, weigh, Judge was subjected to severe control and discipline and whose work reflects a rarely equalled precision and artistry. The 17 stories are followed by critical commentary --- only a few of them have been anthologised previously.

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1945
Publisher: Random House