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A Companion to Henry James
     

A Companion to Henry James

by Greg W. Zacharias (Editor)
 

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Written by some of the best known and distinguished Henry James scholars, this innovative text provides recent scholarship on James’s writings. Read together, the chapters of this Companion map the direction of contemporary James studies. Taken separately, each one offers a concise, contemporary reference to the most extensively studied writings and

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Written by some of the best known and distinguished Henry James scholars, this innovative text provides recent scholarship on James’s writings. Read together, the chapters of this Companion map the direction of contemporary James studies. Taken separately, each one offers a concise, contemporary reference to the most extensively studied writings and critiques in the field.

This text is organized into two sections. The first part of the volume presents James’s most frequently read fiction and non-fiction. Chapters in the second section outline current approaches to the reading and teaching of James’s writings. Additionally, special attention is given to understanding James in national contexts – American, English, French, and Italian – and to understanding his work in terms of the cultures which informed his life and writing.

Editorial Reviews

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"This book, though, amply repays reading as a whole and in order, an achievement for a volume comprising twenty-eight separate essays. The whole hangs together and enriches each of the parts, leaving its reader enriched and encouraged to return to the essays to review (or revise, an important Jamesian term) facets of essays now highlighted by others." (English Studies, 2011)

"A Companion to Henry James is highly recommended for all libraries collecting on Anglo-American literature and culture." (Reference Reviews, 2009)

“Lovers of Henry James will be thrilled with this collection, which, as Zacharias notes in his introduction, aims to ‘represent the diversity and richness of James studies today.’” (Choice Reviews, June 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118492345
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Lovers of Henry James will be thrilled with this collection, which, as Zacharias notes in his introduction, aims to ‘represent the diversity and    richness of James studies today.’” (Choice Reviews, June 2009)

"This book, though, amply repays reading as a whole and in order, an achievement for a volume comprising twenty-eight separate essays. The whole hangs together and enriches each of the parts, leaving its reader enriched and encouraged to return to the essays to review (or revise, an important Jamesian term) facets of essays now highlighted by others." (English Studies, 2011)

"A Companion to Henry James is highly recommended for all libraries collecting on Anglo-American literature and culture." (Reference Reviews, 2009)

Meet the Author

Greg W. Zacharias is professor of English and director of the Center for Henry James Studies at Creighton University. He is Co-general Editor with Pierre A. Walker of The Complete Letters of Henry James (Nebraska).

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