Abstract

This essay asks what difference it makes to read James's novel, The Bostonians, with Iola Leroy-that is to read it as a novel of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Doing so turns out to entail reading James with Whitman, a coupling that foregrounds the deep male—male relations read as idealized but unachieved in the period's—and James's—visions of reunion and reconciliation.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6555
Print ISSN
0273-0340
Pages
pp. 265-272
Launched on MUSE
2005-11-03
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.