Henry James and the Language of Experience by Collin Meissner

By Collin Meissner

In Henry James and the Language of expertise, Collin Meissner examines the political measurement to the illustration of expertise because it unfolds all through James's paintings. Meissner argues that, for James, adventure was once a personal and public occasion, a dialectical approach that registered and expressed his realization of the exterior global. Adapting fresh paintings in hermeneutics and phenomenology, Meissner exhibits how James's knowing of the method of awareness isn't really easily a facet of literary shape; it truly is in truth inherently political, because it calls for an lively engagement with the complete complexity of social fact. For James, the civic price of artwork resided during this interactive approach, one during which the reader turns into conscious of the classy event as speedy and engaged. This wide-ranging research combines literary conception and shut readings of James's paintings to argue for a redefinition of the cultured because it operates in James's work.

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