Henry James in Context Hardback
Edited by David (Texas A & M University) McWhirter
Part of the Literature in Context series
Long misread as a novelist conspicuously lacking in historical consciousness, Henry James has often been viewed as detached from, and uninterested in, the social, political, and material realities of his time.
As this volume demonstrates, however, James was acutely responsive not only to his era's changing attitudes toward gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity, but also to changing conditions of literary production and reception, the rise of consumerism and mass culture, and the emergence of new technologies and media, of new apprehensions of time and space.
These essays portray the author and his works in the context of the modernity that determined, formed, interested, appalled, and/or provoked his always curious mind.
With contributions from an international cast of distinguished scholars, Henry James in Context provides a map of leading edge work in contemporary James studies, an invaluable reference work for students and scholars, and a blueprint for possible future directions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 528 pages, 5 Halftones, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 16/09/2010
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780521514613