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Henry James and Homo-Erotic Desire

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ISBN 10: 0312217641 / ISBN 13: 9780312217648
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Title: Henry James and Homo-Erotic Desire

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 169 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.7in. x 0.7in.This collection of essays represents the first book to explore the complex influence of homosexuality on the life and fiction of Henry James. An extensive biographical introduction is complemented by an essay documenting James friendships with younger men, which includes quotations from unpublished letters. Other subjects include the influence on James of the emergence of a specific concept of the homosexual in Victorian England and James reactions to the aesthetic movement. New, often radical, perspectives on stories from all phases of James career are also included. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780312217648

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Synopsis: Sheldon M. Novick has written an extensive biographical introduction. This is complimented by an essay documenting James's friendships with younger men, which includes quotations from unpublished letters. Other subjects include the influence on James of the emergence of a specific concept of 'the homosexual' and James's reactions to the aesthetic movement; and there are close analyses of many of James's stories and novels, selected so that all of his career is represented.

About the Author: NICOLAS BUCHELE teaches English in Bangkok, and published essays and reviews on Vladamir Nabokov, Lawrence Durrell and Thomas Mann RICHARD ELLMANN one of the century's greatest biographers, published lives of Joyce, Wilde and Yeats SUSAN E. GUNTER Associate Professor of English at Westminster College of Salt Lake City STEVEN H. JOBE Associate Professor of English at Hanover College, Indiana DAVID VAN LEER Professor of English at the University of California ROBERT K. MARTIN teaches American literature, poetry and gay studies at Concordia University, Montreal SHELDON MI. NOVICK Scholar in Residence at the Vermont Law School LELANDS S. PERSON.JR Professor of English and Chair of the Department at The University of Alabama at Birmingham CHERYL B. TORSNEY Lecturer in English at West Virginia University GREGORY WOODS Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University

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