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The Theoretical Dimensions of Henry James
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Rowe examines James from the perspectives of the psychology of literary influence, feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, literary phenomenology and impressionism, and reader-response criticism, transforming a literary monument into the telling point of intersection for modern critical theories.



Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. Chapter 1: Henry James and Modern Criticism: Some Version of Literary Mastery
  2. pp. 3-28
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  1. Chapter 2: Literary Influences
  2. p. 29
  1. Part I: James's "Hawthorne" and the American Anxiety of Influence
  2. pp. 30-57
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  1. Part II: James, Trollope, and the Victorian Anxiety of Influence
  2. pp. 58-84
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  1. Chapter 3: Feminist Issues: Women, Power, and Rebellion in The Bostonians, The Spoils of Poynton and The Aspern Papers
  2. pp. 85-118
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  1. Chapter 4: Psychoanalytical Significances: The Use and Abuse of Uncertainty in The Turn of the Screw
  2. pp. 119-146
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  1. Chapter 5: Social Values: The Marxist Critique of Modernism and The Princess Casamassima
  2. pp. 147-188
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  1. Chapter 6: Phenomenological Hermeneutics: Henry James and Literary Impressionism
  2. pp. 189-218
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  1. Chapter 7: Forms of the Reader's Act: Author and Reader in the Prefaces to the New York Edition
  2. pp. 219-252
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  1. Phantoms
  2. pp. 253-260
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 261-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-288
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