New Essays on The Portrait of a Ladyby Joel Porte
Pub. Date: 12/28/2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Essays consider the novel's place in the tradition of modern narrative, popular fiction on the marriage question, William James' influence and the heroine's character from a psychoanalytical point of view.
Table of ContentsSeries editor's preface; A note on the text; 1. Introduction: The Portrait of a Lady and 'felt life' Joel Porte; 2. The Portrait of a Lady and modern narrative Donatella Izzo; 3. The fatherless heroine and the filial son: deep background for The Portrait of a Lady Alfred Habegger; 4. The portrait of a lack William Veeder; 5. Frail vessels and vast designs: a psychoanalytic portrait of Isabel Archer Beth Sharon Ash; Selected bibliography.
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