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The trial of curiosity [electronic resource] : Henry James, William James, and the challenge of modernity / Ross Posnock.

By: Posnock, Ross.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 358 p.).ISBN: 9780198023067 (electronic bk.); 0198023065 (electronic bk.); 1280525924; 9781280525926.Subject(s): James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation | James, William, 1842-1910 -- Influence | Modernism (Literature) -- United States | James, Henry, 1843-1916 | James, William, 1842-1910 | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Modernisme (cultuur) | James, Henry, (1843-1916) -- Critique et interpr�etation | James, William, (1842-1910) -- Influence | Modernisme (litt�erature) -- �Etats-Unis | James, Henry | James, William | Literatur | Moderne | Kulturkritik | USA | English fiction | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Trial of curiosity.DDC classification: 813/.4 Other classification: 18.06 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: Master and Worm; Anarchist and Idiot -- The Trial of Curiosity -- Henry and William James and the Trial of Curiosity -- "On a Certain Blindness": Henry James and the Politics of Cultural Response -- "The Religion of Doing": Breaking the Aura of Henry James -- Abolishing the Logic of Identity: Contexts and Consequences -- The Challenge of Modernity -- "Adventures of the Critical Spirit": Rereading The American Scene -- "At the Active Pitch": Mimetic Selfhood in James's Autobiography -- Lifting the Yoke of the Genteel: Henry James, George Santayana, and Howard Sturgis -- Going to Smash: Violence in The Ambassadors -- "The Amazing Hotel-World": The American Scene of 1904 -- Coda: The Politics of Nonidentity.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-348) and index.

Introduction: Master and Worm; Anarchist and Idiot -- The Trial of Curiosity -- Henry and William James and the Trial of Curiosity -- "On a Certain Blindness": Henry James and the Politics of Cultural Response -- "The Religion of Doing": Breaking the Aura of Henry James -- Abolishing the Logic of Identity: Contexts and Consequences -- The Challenge of Modernity -- "Adventures of the Critical Spirit": Rereading The American Scene -- "At the Active Pitch": Mimetic Selfhood in James's Autobiography -- Lifting the Yoke of the Genteel: Henry James, George Santayana, and Howard Sturgis -- Going to Smash: Violence in The Ambassadors -- "The Amazing Hotel-World": The American Scene of 1904 -- Coda: The Politics of Nonidentity.

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