The Turn of the Screw

Henry James (Author) Deborah Esch (Editor)
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Contexts includes twenty-six selections, from James's letters, notebooks, and other writings during the period 1863-1908, centering on the ghost story, the supernatural and, in particular, "my little book," The Turn of the Screw. Also reproduced are four paintings by Charles Demuth. The essays in Criticism span one hundred years, providing a rich array of perspectives on James and his story. Representing contemporary reactions are pieces by Henry Harland, John D. Barry, Oliver Elton, William Lyon Phelps, and Virginia Woolf. The section also includes landmark criticism by Harold Goddard, Edna Kenton, Edmund Wilson, Katherine Anne Porter, Robert B. Heilman, R. P. Blackmur, Maurice Blanchot, and Leon Edel. Recent, fresh approaches to James's work are presented by Tzvetan Todorov, Shoshana Felman, Henry Sussman, Bruce Robbins, Ned Lukacher, Paul B. Armstrong, and T. J. Lustig. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

Product Details

Price
$21.00
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
July 17, 1999
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.09 X 0.57 X 8.33 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393959048
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About the Author

Henry James est né à New York en 1843 dans une vieille famille de négociants et de lettres. Après des études à New York, Londres, Paris, Genève, il entre à Harvard, n'y termine pas son droit et commence très vite à publier des nouvelles dans divers journaux. En 1875, il s'installe à Paris où il rencontre Tourgueniev et Flaubert; puis, en 1876, il choisit de vivre en Angleterre. En 1915, désespéré par l'indifférence de son pays qui n'est pas encore entré en guerre pour sauver la vieille Europe, il renonce à la citoyenneté américaine et meurt en 1916, citoyen britannique.
Jonathan Warren is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.