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Henry James and Homo-Erotic Desire

Henry James and Homo-Erotic Desire

by John Bradley
     
 

This collection of essays represents the first book to explore the complex influence of homosexuality on the life and fiction of Henry James. An extensive biographical introduction is complemented by an essay documenting James' friendships with younger men, which includes quotations from unpublished letters. Other subjects include the influence on James of the

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This collection of essays represents the first book to explore the complex influence of homosexuality on the life and fiction of Henry James. An extensive biographical introduction is complemented by an essay documenting James' friendships with younger men, which includes quotations from unpublished letters. Other subjects include the influence on James of the emergence of a specific concept of the homosexual in Victorian England and James' reactions to the aesthetic movement. New, often radical, perspectives on stories from all phases of James' career are also included.

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“... the cumulative effect of the essays is greater knowledge and therefore greater understanding.” —Choice

“... the essays collected in this volume reveal a rich dimension to James's life and work that has too long been ignored.” —Boston Book Review

Booknews
This work marks a major paradigm shift in James studies. An introduction by James' most recent biographer offers a substantial discussion of James' homosexuality. Essays document James' friendships with younger men, quoting his previously unpublished love letters, and discuss the emergence of a specific concept of the homosexual in Victorian England, James' reactions to the aesthetic movement, and renunciations in his later novels. Contributors offer new, often radical perspectives on work from all phases of James' career. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312217648
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/15/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
153
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

John R. Bradley was educated at University College in London, Dartmouth College and Exeter College in Oxford and was editor of the London Quarterly from 1994-97.

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