THE PORTABLE HENRY JAMES by Morton Dauwen-Ed Zabel


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An anthology which includes Five Tales, Three Nouvelles (the longer short stories- among them The in the passages of Criticism, portraits of four cities, excerpts of Autobiography and a Journal, and some letters. Those who have been hoping for a James' collection which contained the two stories most in demand- The Turn of and Washington will be disappointed. The editor contributes a fine appraisal and appreciation of the man and his work in the introduction which traces his life devoted to family affections, many friendships, travels, and the ""Incensant labor"" of his writing. Here too is the rejection he experienced in his day, to be followed by the contemporary rediscovery and revival, with an interpretation of the moral vision and artistic conscience of the writer who was capable of ""reconciling knowledge with beauty, of holding in a single thought reality and justice'"".

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1951
Publisher: Viking