Henry James

Henry James

by Mary Ann Caws
     
 

"Henry James was an intensely visual writer - in his notebooks he recorded the observation that "the scenic method is my absolute, my imperative, my only salvation." This concise illustrated biography of the master opens new doors to James's readers and students of his work by showing the vast scope of the master's visual imagination. The images collected in this book… See more details below

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"Henry James was an intensely visual writer - in his notebooks he recorded the observation that "the scenic method is my absolute, my imperative, my only salvation." This concise illustrated biography of the master opens new doors to James's readers and students of his work by showing the vast scope of the master's visual imagination. The images collected in this book, some previously unpublished, depict the members of his illustrious and accomplished family; artwork that influenced him; as well as the friends and acquaintances who formed the inspiration for James's unforgettable protagonists and the places in Boston, London, and Venice that formed the settings for his novels." A uniquely readable visual biography, Henry James brings the world of American literature's most revered writer into sharper focus than ever before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585675432
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Series:
Overlook Illustrated Lives Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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