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THE HENRY JAMES R VIEW Volume IV, Number 2 Winter, 1983 Table of Contents From the Editor..............................................................7 8 Correspondence from William T. Stafford......................................80 Articles What the Thunder Said: James's Hawthorne and the American Anxiety of Influence: A Centennial Essay. By John Carlos Rowe.....................81 The Figure in the Carpet of James's Confidence. By Daniel J. Schneider.....120 The Idea of "Too Late" in James's "The Beast in the Jungle." By Michael Berthold...............................................................128 Notes Rudyard Kipling and Wolcott Balestier's Literary Collaboration: A Possible Source for James's "Collaboration." By Adeline R. Tintner. . .140 Geography in "The Siege of London." By George Monteiro.....................144 Reviews Nicola Bradbury, Henry James: The Later Novels. Review by J. A. Ward.......146 Marianna Torgovnick, Closure in the Novel. Review by Cheryl Torsney........149 Sarah B. Daugherty, The Literary Criticism of Henry James. Review by James E. Miller, Jr....................................................151 John Pilling, Autobiography and Imagination: Studies in Self-Scrutiny. Review by Michael Sprinker.............................................1 53 ****************** From the Editor: As much as a sabbatical leave is refreshing and exhilarating, just so much, I find, does one return to one's academic routine with renewed enthusiasm: courses that had grown stale seem newly challenging and stimulating , and the toll in wear and tear one has paid to sustain one's work outside of the classroom--in my case principally the launching and editing of the HJR— seems to have been invisibly repaired. Such, at least, appears to have been the effect for me of four happy months of reading and writing under the great blue and gold-striped dome of the Reading Room in the British Museum, a period of study broken by occasional forays out of London, most notably to Lamb House and the gracious hospitality there of the present tenants, Sir Brian and Lady Batsford. THE HENRY JAMES REVIEW 7 8 WINTER, 1983 I return, then, to the editorship of the HJR with considerable pleasure and with many thanks as well to the staff here who put out the first issue of Volume IV in my absence--to Ba inard Cowan and Jim Bab in above all--and to the members of our editorial board at other institutions who labored mightily to help them with careful, professional evaluations of submissions to the journal. In addition, I want to take the present occasion to offer thanks on behalf of the entire membership of the Henry James Society to the English Department here at Louisiana State university for having established a full graduate fellowship for a student assigned to the HJR as an editorial trainee. The first holder of the fellowship, Anthony Adam, came on board this fall and promptly put the daily operations of the HJR office on a far more orderly and efficient footing than we had ever enjoyed before. Having transferred to the LSU School of Library Science here, Tony has left the HJR fellowship to the equally able Patricia Gabilondo. With her help and with the aid of a newly streamlined manuscript evaluation system, we are now making decisions on submissions in considerably less time than the three-month standard in the profession, a standard we too often failed to meet in the days before the fellowship was instituted . Thanks are also due to Professor Rosalie Hewitt, who will vacate the presidency of the Henry James Society as soon as the current elections are completed. I understand that the meeting of the Society over which Professor Hewitt presided in Los Angeles this past December was as rewarding as its predecessors, with exciting papers delivered this time by Robert Gregory, Joseph Hynes, and Adeline Tintner. The 1983 meeting of the HJS in New York will be the first in which we will be operating as a sanctioned Allied Organization of the MLA. Both sessions thus allotted to us will be devoted to the topic "Henry James and Contemporary Critical Theory." Daniel Fineman, incoming HJS President, has issued an open call for abstracts to be submitted to him (at the Department of English, Occidental Colige, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041) by March 20, 1983. He writes that "both meetings will concern themselves with the application of contemporary critical...

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ISSN
1080-6555
Print ISSN
0273-0340
Pages
pp. 78-80
Launched on MUSE
2010-03-25
Open Access
No
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