The Resource The prefaces of Henry James : framing the modern reader, John H. Pearson

The prefaces of Henry James : framing the modern reader, John H. Pearson

Label
The prefaces of Henry James : framing the modern reader
Title
The prefaces of Henry James
Title remainder
framing the modern reader
Statement of responsibility
John H. Pearson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first decade of the twentieth century saw Henry James at work selecting and revising his novels and tales for a collection of his work known as the New York Edition. James not only made extensive revisions of his early works; he added eighteen prefaces that provide what many readers believe to be the best commentary on his fiction. John Pearson argues here for a reading of the prefaces within the context of the New York Edition as James's attempt to construct an ideal reader, one attentive to his art and authorial performance. He argues that James sought to create the modern reader, one who would learn to appreciate and discriminate his literary art through reading the prefaces. Through close readings of several of the novels and tales, including The Awkward Age, What Maisie Knew, The Portrait of a Lady, The Aspern Papers, and The Wings of the Dove, Pearson's comprehensive study examines the various framing strategies at work and considers the broader theoretical implications of reading through the prefaces
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearson, John H.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.T4
LC item number
P43 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Authors and readers
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Fiction
  • Prefaces
  • Romankunst
  • Voorwoorden
  • Vorwort
Label
The prefaces of Henry James : framing the modern reader, John H. Pearson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
What's in a preface? what's in a frame? what's in it for James? -- The politics of the preface -- Tales of origin and James's aesthetic memory -- Authorial performance and subversions of reading : The wings of the dove and What Maisie knew -- Meaning, context, intertext : a preface to ten tales -- Consciousness and the construction of identity : reading The portrait of a lady through the preface
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
168 p.
Isbn
9780271016597
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96031044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35249429
  • (OCoLC)ocm35249429
Label
The prefaces of Henry James : framing the modern reader, John H. Pearson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
What's in a preface? what's in a frame? what's in it for James? -- The politics of the preface -- Tales of origin and James's aesthetic memory -- Authorial performance and subversions of reading : The wings of the dove and What Maisie knew -- Meaning, context, intertext : a preface to ten tales -- Consciousness and the construction of identity : reading The portrait of a lady through the preface
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
168 p.
Isbn
9780271016597
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96031044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35249429
  • (OCoLC)ocm35249429

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