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THE HENRY JAMES REVIEW Volume 9, Number 2 Spring, 1988 Table of Contents From the Editor..............................................................75 Picturesque Misperception in The Bostonians. By Robert K. Martin..............................................77 The Jamesian Revolution in The Princess Casamassima: A Lesson in Bookbinding. By Mike Fischer.......................87 Character in Fictional Narrative: The Case of John Marcher. By James Phelan.................................................105 Henry James's Remorse for The Wings of the Dove. By George McFadden............................................114 A Conversation with Stephen Spender on Henry James. By David Adams Leeming.......................................128 Henry James in The Critic, 1883-1885. By Arthur Sherbo................................................136 Review of Mark Seltzer, Henry James and the Art of Power. By Martha Banta.................................................142 Review of Adeline R. Tintner, The Museum World of Henry James. By Robert L. Gale.......................................145 Review of Paul John Eakin, Fictions in Autobiography: Studies in the Art of Self-Invention. By Carol Holly..............148 Errata.......................................................................152 From the Editor The last twelve months have been so busy and exciting for the HJR and the James Society—beginning with the publication of the special Portrait of a Lady issue a bit less than a year ago and extending through the rapid, catch-up publication of our first five issues (one and two-thirds annual volumes) under the aegis of the Journals Division of the Johns Hopkins University Press—that it is a high accolade, though not, I think, an exaggeration, to say that the two James Society meetings in San Francisco were the highlight of the year. Society President Adeline Tintner put together two marvelously stimulating programs in honor of Leon Edel on his eightieth birthday. (I will know shortly whether our considerable backlog will allow us to publish at least some of the papers; I would very much like to do so.) (Continued on p. 152) 152 The Henry James Review (Continued from p. 75) Also during the MLA in San Francisco, the editorial board met and made a major decision to which we hereby alert our readers and contributors: henceforth we will follow an anonymous submissions policy tailored after the policy of PMLA. Thus, authors' names should not appear on their manuscripts, nor should they refer to themselves or their work in submitted texts or notes if such references would identify them. Each submission should, however, be accompanied with a cover sheet with the author's name, address, and the title of the article. Work solicited for the journal (e.g., book reviews, centennial essays, and the annual review of James studies) is of course not subject to the new policy. An event that may be of interest to many readers is the world premiere next November at the Dallas Opera of The Aspern Papers, an opera by Pulitzerprize winning composer Dominick Argento. In conjunction with the premiere, the Opera and Southern Methodist University are co-sponsoring a symposium on the adaptation of literary works to other media. I am serving as symposium chairman; Leon Edel, as honorary chairman; and the symposium director is Roger Pines, dramaturg of the Dallas Opera. The symposium will revolve around Henry James, with panels on "The Aspern Papers," on Jamesian morality, on adaptations of James to various media, and on the role of great literature in contemporary opera. Among the participating Jamesians, in addition to Professor Edel, will be Martha Banta, Millicent Bell, Anthony Mazzella, Bernard Richards, Julie Rivkin, John Carlos Rowe, and Adeline Tintner. Others taking part in the symposium are Jane Marcus, who will speak in connection with a performance of Argento's setting of The Diaries of Virginia Woolf, the music critic Andrew Porter, Myfanwy Piper (librettist for Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw and for his Owen Wingrave), and James Cellan Jones (director of BBC videos of The Golden Bowl and The Ambassadors and of a BBC video Portrait of a Lady never shown in the United States). The symposium will run from the morning of Friday, November 18, through the early afternoon of Sunday, November 20, 1988. The Aspern Papers will premiere Saturday night. For further information about the symposium, write to Roger Pines, The Dallas Opera, Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm Street, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75201 (telephone 214-979-0123). Finally, we dedicate this issue to...

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ISSN
1080-6555
Print ISSN
0273-0340
Pages
pp. 75-152
Launched on MUSE
2010-03-25
Open Access
No
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