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Henry James's Feminist Afterlives : Annie Fields, Emily Dickinson, Marguerite Duras - (Hardcover)

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This book explores Henry James’s negotiations with nineteenth-century ideas about gender, sexuality, class, and literary style through the responses of three women who have never before been substantively examined in light of their relationships to his work. Writing in different times and places, Annie Fields, Emily Dickinson, and Marguerite Duras nevertheless share complex navigations of womanhood and authorship, as well as a history of feminist scholarly responses to their work. Kathryn Wichelns draws upon James’ correspondence with Fields, as well as Dickinson’s and Duras’s revisions of his fiction, to offer a new understanding of gender-transgressive elements of his project.  By contextualizing his writing within a diverse set of feminist perspectives, each grounded in a specific time and place, as well as nineteenth-century views of queer male sexuality, Wichelns demonstrates the centrality of Henry James’s ambivalent identifications with women to his work.

Number of Pages: 178
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Kathryn Wichelns
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2018
TCIN: 53423319
UPC: 9783319717999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-67-5123
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