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Author Meissner, Collin.

Title Henry James and the language of experience / Collin Meissner
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 237 pages)
Contents The experience of Jamesian hermeneutics -- The experience of divestiture: toward an understanding of the self in The American -- Bondage and boundaries: Isabel Archer's failed experience -- Lambert Strether and the negativity of experience -- Recovery and revelation: the experience of self-exposure in James's autobiography
Summary "In Henry James and the Language of Experience, Collin Meissner examines the political dimension to the representation of experience as it unfolds throughout James's work. Meissner argues that, for James, experience was a private and public event, a dialectical process that registered and expressed his consciousness of the external world."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-232) and index
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Subject James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Language.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Political and social views.
Aesthetics -- Political aspects.
Consciousness in literature.
Experience in literature.
Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98039565
ISBN 0511007132 (electronic bk.)
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