William James Remembered

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William James Remembered brings together reminiscences of James by family members, friends, and prominent intellectuals. The result is a many-sided portrait of a man who, besides playing a crucial role in American life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, remains an animating spirit in our own time. The contributors include some of the people who knew James best. His brother, the novelist Henry James, opens the volume with a recollection of William at age seventeen, during one of their trips ...
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William James Remembered brings together reminiscences of James by family members, friends, and prominent intellectuals. The result is a many-sided portrait of a man who, besides playing a crucial role in American life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, remains an animating spirit in our own time. The contributors include some of the people who knew James best. His brother, the novelist Henry James, opens the volume with a recollection of William at age seventeen, during one of their trips to Europe. Josiah Royce, George Santayana, and Ralph Barton Perry are among the faculty members of turn-of-the-century Harvard University who offer vivid portraits of their colleague. Memoirs by James's students reveal his pronounced unconventionality and his inspiring presence. Personal friends such as social reformer Josephine Goldmark and physician James Jackson Putnam provide insights into James's private life.
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Editorial Reviews

Virginia Quarterly Review

"This is a fascinating gathering of essays on one of the great and influential figures in the history of American thought."—Virginia Quarterly Review
American Review

"Simon has assembled an absorbing collection of impressions, reminiscences, and vignettes about the philosopher William James by his friends, family, students, and acquaintances. Among the writers collected are Henry James, George Santayana, Josephine Clara Goldmark, Walter Lippmann, and Gilbert Keith Chesterton."—American Review
Poetry Room

"William James Remembered ranges widely, from James’s teaching methods to his platonic and barely sublimated love affair with a young girl he met on a hiking trip. . . . James himself intrigued those who met him, and their statements replicate that intrigue in the reader."—Poetry Room
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803242487
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Pages: 277
  • Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author


Linda Simon is an associate professor of English and Director of Expository Writing at Skidmore College. She is the author of The Biography of Alice B. Toklas (Nebraska 1991) and the editor of Gertrude Stein Remembered (Nebraska 1994).
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Sources
Acknowledgments
A Brother's Notes 1
William James 7
William James 27
A Word of Greeting to William James 36
A Profoundly Religious Man 43
William James 50
William James and His Wife 58
Artistic Temperament 82
William James 89
Professor James as a Psychologist 106
A Student's Impressions of James in the Late '80s 111
A Firm, Light Step 116
A Memory of William James 122
William James 131
William James 139
William James as Philosopher 153
A Student's Impressions of James in the Middle '90s 165
An Adirondack Friendship 172
Professor James as a Philosopher 199
William James as I Knew Him 204
Another Student's Impressions of James at the Turn of the Century 233
Remarks on R. B. Perry's Portrait of William James 237
An Open Mind: William James 252
The Philosophy of William James, September 17, 1910 259
William James: A Belated Acknowledgment 266
Index 271
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