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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
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Henry James's Feminist Afterlives

Annie Fields, Emily Dickinson, Marguerite Duras

Authors: Wichelns, Kathryn

  • Highlights the influence, interaction, and correspondence between James and his work and women writers
  • Contributes to a contemporary feminist analysis of Henry James’s work
  • Emphasizes transatlantic scholarship across historical periods
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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.

 

About the authors

Kathryn Wichelns is Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA.  


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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: On James, Mastery, and Transgression

    Pages 1-13

    Wichelns, Kathryn

  • “Those Who Know”: Henry James and Annie Adams Fields

    Pages 15-55

    Wichelns, Kathryn

  • Emily Dickinson’s Henry James

    Pages 57-83

    Wichelns, Kathryn

  • Henry James, French Feminist: Marguerite Duras’s La Bête dans la jungle

    Pages 85-112

    Wichelns, Kathryn

  • Gender, Colonialism, and Italian Difference: Duras and The Aspern Papers

    Pages 113-142

    Wichelns, Kathryn

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eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71800-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $27.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89107-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Henry James's Feminist Afterlives
Book Subtitle
Annie Fields, Emily Dickinson, Marguerite Duras
Authors
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71800-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71800-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89107-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 178
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