The Resource Henry James and the writing of race and nation, Sara Blair

Henry James and the writing of race and nation, Sara Blair

Label
Henry James and the writing of race and nation
Title
Henry James and the writing of race and nation
Statement of responsibility
Sara Blair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Henry James and the Writing of Race and Nation describes a new Henry James - a writer who, rather than fashioning himself as an iconic figure of high culture, tests his commitments in contest with emerging popular forms. Countering trends in critical studies that have privileged the popular as a unique site of both cultural resistance and identity formation, Sara Blair argues for the importance of literary institutions to those processes in the years spanned by James's career. Beginning with an analysis of the links between racial theory in the 1870s, popular travel narrative, and James's early travel essays and reviews, Blair considers the complexities of his positionings within and against genteel, "Anglo-Saxon," American, and other cultural frames. These gestures become central to James's literary performance, she argues, in his experiments with American realism, as he redirects its nation-building designs
  • Through detailed analyses of The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, and The American Scene, Blair evidences James's growing interest in the newly definitive mass forms - including the popular press, photography, and visual culture - through which racial and national identities are being forged. Her book makes a powerful case for reading James and the high culture he shapes with a sense of sustained contradiction, even as she argues for the historical and ongoing importance of literary texts to the study of culture and cultural value
Cataloging source
CLU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blair, Sara
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.P6
LC item number
B57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Littérature et société
  • Littérature et société
  • Nationalisme dans la littérature
  • Race dans la littérature
  • Literature and society
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Race in literature
  • Nationale identiteit
  • Literatura e sociedade
  • Biografias de literatos
  • Littérature et société
  • Littérature et société
  • Nationalisme
  • Littérature et société
  • Race
  • Rassenfrage
  • Massenkultur
  • United States
Label
Henry James and the writing of race and nation, Sara Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction Making a difference: Henry James, literary culture, and racial theater -- 1. First impressions: "Questions of ethnography" and the art of travel -- 2. "Preparation for culture": Anthony Trollope, the American Century, and the fiction of freedom -- 3. "Trying to be natural": Authorship and the power of type in The Princess Casamassima -- 4. James, Jack the Ripper, and the cosmopolitan Jew: Staging authorship in The Tragic Muse -- 5. Documenting the alien: Racial theater in The American Scene
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 259 p.
Isbn
9780521497503
Lccn
96127621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34332921
  • (OCoLC)ocm34332921
Label
Henry James and the writing of race and nation, Sara Blair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction Making a difference: Henry James, literary culture, and racial theater -- 1. First impressions: "Questions of ethnography" and the art of travel -- 2. "Preparation for culture": Anthony Trollope, the American Century, and the fiction of freedom -- 3. "Trying to be natural": Authorship and the power of type in The Princess Casamassima -- 4. James, Jack the Ripper, and the cosmopolitan Jew: Staging authorship in The Tragic Muse -- 5. Documenting the alien: Racial theater in The American Scene
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 259 p.
Isbn
9780521497503
Lccn
96127621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34332921
  • (OCoLC)ocm34332921

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