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The Ordeal of Consciousness in Henry James - Dorothea Krook

The Ordeal of Consciousness in Henry James

Paperback Published: 2nd March 1968
ISBN: 9780521094498
Number Of Pages: 440

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This 1962 appraisal of seven of James's major works provides an insight into his artistic purpose and a fuller appreciation of his material and method. The author's main texts are chosen both for their representativeness and their need of detailed elucidation. These chosen texts and consequently the studies are closely connected by the theme of 'being and seeing' - the exploration of James's peculiar notion of consciousness. They also consider the continuity of James's moral, social and philosophical preoccupations through the various periods of his creative life. The author demands no intimate knowledge of the works: she begins each study with an account of the story which is itself an important part of the elucidation, and then proceeds to unfold layer after layer of meaning. The author's arguments are intellectually stimulating and her interpretations sensitive and accompanied by ample and carefully chosen quotations, which allow James's voice to be heard whenever necessary.

Note on the texts
Material and method
The Portrait of a Lady
The Tragic Muse
The Turn of the Screw
The Awkward Age
The Sacred Fount
The Wings of the Dove
The Golden Bowl (i)
The Golden Bowl (ii)
The beef and the little tarts
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ISBN: 9780521094498
ISBN-10: 0521094496
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 2nd March 1968
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.43