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Henry James Goes to Paris

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ISBN-10: 0691138427

ISBN-13: 9780691138428

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter Brooks

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Henry James's reputation as The Master is so familiar that it's hard to imagine he was ever someone on whom some things really were lost. This is the story of the year--1875 to 1876--when the young novelist moved to Paris, drawn by his literary idols living at the center of the early modern movement in art. As Peter Brooks skillfully recounts, James largely failed to appreciate or even understand the new artistic developments teeming around him during his Paris sojourn. But living in England twenty years later, he would recall the aesthetic lessons of Paris, and his memories of the radical perspectives opened up by French novelists and painters would help transform James into the writer of…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.61" wide x 9.17" long x 0.77" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Peter Brooks is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar at Princeton University. He is the author of many works of literary criticism, including "Henry James Goes to Paris" (Princeton), "Reading for the Plot", "Psychoanalysis and Storytelling", and "Troubling Confessions". He is also the author of two novels, "The Emperor's Body" and "World Elsewhere".

To Paris
The Dream of an Intenser Experience
What a Droll Thing to Represent
Flaubert's Nerds
The Quickened Notation of Our Modernity
The Death of Zola, Sex in the French Novel, and the Improper
For the Sake of This End
Epilogue: Chariot of Fire