New PDF release: Henry James and the Father Question (Cambridge Studies in

By Andrew Taylor

The highbrow dating among Henry James and his father, who was once a thinker and theologian, proved to be an influential source for the novelist. Andrew Taylor explores how James's writing responds to James Senior's epistemological, thematic and narrative matters, and relocates those matters in a extra secularised and cosmopolitan cultural milieu. Taylor examines the character of either men's engagement with autobiographical concepts, problems with gender reform, and the language of faith. He argues for a interpreting of Henry James that's trained via an knowledge of paternal inheritance. Taylor's examine finds the complicated and every now and then adversarial discussion among the elder James and his friends, really Emerson and Whitman, within the forefront of mid nineteenth-century American Romanticism. via shut readings of quite a lot of novels and texts, he demonstrates how this discussion anticipates James's personal theories of fiction and selfhood.

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