Read and Download Jean Strouse book Alice James in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Alice James. This book was released on 2011-11-01 with total page 400 pages. Book excerpt: The Jameses are perhaps the most extraordinary and distinguished family in American intellectual life. Henry’s novels, celebrated as among the finest in the language, and William’s groundbreaking philosophical and psychological works, have won these brothers a permanent place at the center of the nation’s cultural firmament. Less well known is their enigmatic younger sister, Alice. As Jean Stouse’s generous, probing, and deeply imaginative biography shows, however, Alice James was a fascinating and exceptional figure in her own right. Tortured throughout her short life by an array of nervous disorders, constrained by social convention from achieving the worldly success she so desired, Alice nevertheless emerges from this remarkable book as a personality every bit as peculiar and engaging as her two famous brothers. “The moral and philosophical questions that Henry wrote up as fiction and William as science,” writes Strouse, “Alice simply lived.” With a psychological penetration and high eloquence that are altogether Jamesian, Strouse traces the formation of a unique identity, from Alice’s unconventional peripatetic childhood in continental Europe through her years of spinsterhood in the United Sates and later England. It was there that she began to keep her celebrated diary, full of fitting social observation and unblinking self-analysis. “I consider myself one of the most potent creations of my time,” she wrote to William, with characteristic tartness, towards the end of her life, “and though I may not have a group of Harvard students sitting at my feet drinking in psychic truth, I shall not tremble, I assure you, at the last trump.”
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Read and Download Paul K. Longmore book The New Disability History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The New Disability History. This book was released on 2001-03 with total page 422 pages. Book excerpt: A glimpse into the struggle of the disabled for identity and society's perception of the disabled traces the disabled's fight for rights from the antebellum era to present controversies over access.
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Read and Download Athena Vrettos book Somatic Fictions in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Somatic Fictions. This book was released on 1995 with total page 266 pages. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the centrality of illness—particularly psychosomatic illness—as an imaginative construct in Victorian culture. It shows how illness shaped the terms through which people perceived relationships between body and mind, self and other, private and public, and how Victorians tried to understand and control their world through a process of physiological and pathological definition.
- Author : Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature Roger Luckhurst
- Release Date : 2002
- Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
- Number Of Pages : 346 Pages
- ISBN 10 : 0199249628
- Genre : Literary Criticism
- Language : en
- Formats : audible mp3, ePUB(Android), kindle, PDF, and audiobook.
Read and Download Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature Roger Luckhurst book The Invention of Telepathy 1870 1901 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Invention of Telepathy 1870 1901. This book was released on 2002 with total page 346 pages. Book excerpt: The Invention of Telepathy explores one of the enduring concepts to emerge from the late nineteenth century. Telepathy was coined by Frederic Myers in 1882. He defined it as 'the communication of any kind from one mind to another, independently of the recognised channels of sense'. By 1901 ithad become a disputed phenomenon amongst physical scientists yet was the 'royal road' to the unconscious mind. Telepathy was discussed by eminent men and women of the day, including Sigmund Freud, Thomas Huxley, Henry and William James, Mary Kingsley, Andrew Lang, Vernon Lee, W. T. Stead, and OscarWilde. Did telepathy signal evolutionary advance or possible decline? Could it be a means of binding the Empire closer together, or was it used by natives to subvert imperial communications? Were women more sensitive than men, and if so why? Roger Luckhurst investigates these questions in anexciting and accessible study that mixes history of science with cultural history and literary analysis.
Read and Download Richard White book Who Killed Jane Stanford A Gilded Age Tale of Murder Deceit Spirits and the Birth of a University in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Who Killed Jane Stanford A Gilded Age Tale of Murder Deceit Spirits and the Birth of a University. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 394 pages. Book excerpt: Named One of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2022 by the Los Angeles Times A premier historian penetrates the fog of corruption and cover-up still surrounding the murder of a Stanford University founder to establish who did it, how, and why. In 1885 Jane and Leland Stanford cofounded a university to honor their recently deceased young son. After her husband’s death in 1893, Jane Stanford, a devoted spiritualist who expected the university to inculcate her values, steered Stanford into eccentricity and public controversy for more than a decade. In 1905 she was murdered in Hawaii, a victim, according to the Honolulu coroner’s jury, of strychnine poisoning. With her vast fortune the university’s lifeline, the Stanford president and his allies quickly sought to foreclose challenges to her bequests by constructing a story of death by natural causes. The cover-up gained traction in the murky labyrinths of power, wealth, and corruption of Gilded Age San Francisco. The murderer walked. Deftly sifting the scattered evidence and conflicting stories of suspects and witnesses, Richard White gives us the first full account of Jane Stanford’s murder and its cover-up. Against a backdrop of the city’s machine politics, rogue policing, tong wars, and heated newspaper rivalries, White’s search for the murderer draws us into Jane Stanford’s imperious household and the academic enmities of the university. Although Stanford officials claimed that no one could have wanted to murder Jane, we meet several people who had the motives and the opportunity to do so. One of these, we discover, also had the means.
Read and Download Celeste-Marie Bernier book Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth Century American Letters and Letter Writing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth Century American Letters and Letter Writing. This book was released on 2016-02-15 with total page 752 pages. Book excerpt: Provides a wide-ranging entry point and intervention into scholarship on nineteenth-century American letter-writingThis comprehensive study by leading scholars in an important new field-the history of letters and letter writing-is essential reading for anyone interested in nineteenth-century American politics, history or literature. Because of its mass literacy, population mobility, and extensive postal system, nineteenth-century America is a crucial site for the exploration of letters and their meanings, whether they be written by presidents and statesmen, scientists and philosophers, novelists and poets, feminists and reformers, immigrants, Native Americans, or African Americans. This book breaks new ground by mapping the voluminous correspondence of these figures and other important American writers and thinkers. Rather than treating the letter as a spontaneous private document, the contributors understand it as a self-conscious artefact, circulating between friends and strangers and across multiple genres in ways that both make and break social ties.Key FeaturesDraws together different emphases on the intellectual, literary and social uses of letter writing Provides students and researchers with a means to situate letters in their wider theoretical and historical contextsMethodologically expansive, intellectually interrogative chapters based on original research by leading academicsOffers new insights into the lives and careers of Louisa May Alcott, Charles Brockden Brown, Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, Henry James, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edgar Allan Poe, among many others
Read and Download Martin Halliwell book William James and the Transatlantic Conversation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book William James and the Transatlantic Conversation. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: William James and the Transatlantic Conversation focuses on the American philosopher and psychologist William James (1842-1910) and his engagements with European thought, together with the multidisciplinary reception of his work on both sides of the Atlantic since his death. James's encounters with European thinkers and ideas ran throughout his early life and across his distinguished international career, in which he participated in a number of transatlantic conversations in science, philosophy, psychology, religion, ethics, and literature. This volume explores and extends these conversations by drawing together twelve scholars from a range of disciplines on both sides of the Atlantic to assess James's work in all its variety, to trace his multidisciplinary reception across the twentieth century, and to evaluate his legacy in the twenty-first century. The first half of the book considers James's many intellectual influences and the second half focuses on A Pluralistic Universe (1909), the published text of his 1908 Hibbert Lectures at Oxford University, as a key text for assessing James's transatlantic conversations. The pluralistic transatlantic currents addressed in the first part of the volume enable a fuller understanding of James's philosophy of pluralism that forms the explicit focus for the second part. Taken as a collection, the volume is unique in scholarship on James in generating transatlantic, interdisciplinary, and cross-generational dialogues, and it repositions James as an important international thinker and arguably the most distinctive American intellectual figure of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Read and Download Oliver Herford book Henry James s Style of Retrospect in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Henry James s Style of Retrospect. This book was released on 2016-05-26 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: Henry James's Style of Retrospect traces James's engagement with the writing of the recent past across the last twenty-five years of his life and examines the thoroughgoing change his style underwent in this last phase of his career, as his focus turned from the observation of contemporary manners to biographical commemoration and autobiographical reminiscence, and the balance of his output gradually shifted from fiction to non-fiction. The 'late personal writings' of the book's subtitle are works of retrospective non-fiction. They are a varied group, representing a broad array of genres and occasions: commemorative essays and obituary tributes, textual revisions and accounts of revisiting familiar places, cultural and literary criticism, biography and autobiography, and family memoir. Oliver Herford proposes that we read the late personal writings as a coherent sequence, bound together by a close texture of cross-references and allusive echoes, and united by James's newly discovered sense for the literary possibilities of non-fiction. Closely analyzing the style of these writings, this study offers a boldly revisionist account of the way style itself challenges and preoccupies the very late James. A linked series of innovative close readings takes the major works of this period in sequence, addressing a key point of style in each: particular attention is paid to procedures of reference (to the historical past, to real persons and places and objects), a dimension of style often neglected and sometimes actively slighted in analyses of James's late work. Henry James's Style of Retrospect asks what it means for so distinguished a novelist to alter the foundations of his written manner so strikingly in late life, and shows how we may begin to reconfigure our understanding of late Jamesian aesthetics accordingly.
Read and Download David McWhirter book Henry James in Context in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Henry James in Context. This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Long misread as a novelist conspicuously lacking in historical consciousness, Henry James has often been viewed as detached from, and uninterested in, the social, political, and material realities of his time. As this volume demonstrates, however, James was acutely responsive not only to his era's changing attitudes toward gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity, but also to changing conditions of literary production and reception, the rise of consumerism and mass culture, and the emergence of new technologies and media, of new apprehensions of time and space. These essays portray the author and his works in the context of the modernity that determined, formed, interested, appalled, and/or provoked his always curious mind. With contributions from an international cast of distinguished scholars, Henry James in Context provides a map of leading edge work in contemporary James studies, an invaluable reference work for students and scholars, and a blueprint for possible future directions.
Read and Download Kathryn Wichelns book Henry James s Feminist Afterlives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Henry James s Feminist Afterlives. This book was released on 2018-01-28 with total page 178 pages. Book excerpt: 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.
Read and Download Joanne Jacobson book Authority and Alliance in the Letters of Henry Adams in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Authority and Alliance in the Letters of Henry Adams. This book was released on 1992 with total page 180 pages. Book excerpt: Argues that radical cultural change in the late 19th-century US intensified a set of complex rhetorical imperatives, which the letter was a genre ideally positioned to serve, and draws supporting evidence from the letters of historian Henry Adams. Concludes that faced with isolation and alienation from the quickly industrializing and urbanizing society, he chose letters as a medium over which he retained rhetorical control, and could therefore use to seek alliance and resistance. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Read and Download Lynée Lewis Gaillet book Remembering Women Differently in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Remembering Women Differently. This book was released on 2019-05-23 with total page 346 pages. Book excerpt: An examination of women's work, rhetorical agency, and the construction of female reputation Before the full and honest tale of humanity can be told, it will be necessary to uncover the hidden roles of women in it and recover their voices from the forces that have diminished their contributions or even at times deliberately eclipsed them. The past half-century has seen women rise to claim their equal portion of recognition, and Remembering Women Differently addresses not only some of those neglected—it examines why they were deliberately erased from history. The contributors in this collection study the contributions of fourteen nearly forgotten women from around the globe working in fields that range from art to philosophy, from teaching to social welfare, from science to the military, and how and why those individuals became either marginalized or discounted in a mostly patriarchal world. These sterling contributors, scholars from a variety of disciplines—rhetoricians, historians, compositionists, and literary critics—employ feminist research methods in examining women's work, rhetorical agency, and the construction of female reputation. By recovering these voices and remembering the women whose contributions have made our civilization better and more whole, this work seeks to ensure that women's voices are never silenced again.
Read and Download Stephen Wyatt book Memorials to the Missing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Memorials to the Missing. This book was released on 2008-04 with total page 53 pages. Book excerpt: The script of my radio play about Fabian Ware and the creation of the Imperial War Graves Commission successfully broadcast in November 2007 on BBC Radio 4. Nominated for a Sony Award. From the BBC website - Stephen Wyatt's Memorials truly was radio drama at its best; dynamic, informative and beautifully moving. I, like many others, wept while listening. A superb, touching, well written and historically accurate play. A wonderful experience. It is rare that any play is that powerful and involving. The best Radio 4 play in twenty years!
Read and Download Michelle Huneven book Jamesland in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Jamesland. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 402 pages. Book excerpt: Jamesland, the buoyant second novel by Michelle Huneven, critically acclaimed author of Round Rock, is a witty, sophisticated, and deeply humane comedy of unlikely redemption. When thirty-three-year-old Alice Black discovers a deer in her dining room after fighting with her boyfriend, she wonders if she’s going crazy. Pete Ross, forty-six, knows he’s crazy. He’s wrecked his marriage, slashed his wrists, and done time in a psychiatric institution, and now he's being cared for by his mother, who’s a nun. Forty-five-year-old Helen Harland, a spirited Unitarian Universalist minister, is being driven crazy by her hostile church administration. Living in Los Feliz, California, the three meet at Helen’s Wednesday midweek services. Though initially incompatible, the sheer force of Helen’s idiosyncratic ministering (her “variety show of religious experience”)–paired with Alice’s illustrious ancestor William James–proves to be a catalyst for friendship and a kind of transcendence. Generous and compassionate, Michelle Huneven delivers a joyful new novel about love, faith, and a few wayward souls waiting for life to begin.