HENRY JAMES: The Major Phase by F. O. Matthiessen

HENRY JAMES: The Major Phase

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An enlightening appraisal for serious and critical taste--fine writing and searching scrutiny for a study of James inthe later years when he was at the height of his artistry. Hestresses the imagery, the symbolism, the significance of TheAmbassadors. The Wings of the Dovo, The Golden Bowl in a studyof the germination and the accomplishment; he contributesfurther essays on shorter works and on Portrait of a Lady. There is, too, an interpretation of the Jamesian social andmoral point of view, religious consciousness, aesthoticism...Important contribution to the fresh apprach toHenry James, evidenced by three current publications.

Publisher: Oxford