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The Resource Enacting history in Henry James : narrative, power, and ethics, Edited by Gert Buelens, (electronic book)

Enacting history in Henry James : narrative, power, and ethics, Edited by Gert Buelens, (electronic book)

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Enacting history in Henry James : narrative, power, and ethics
Title
Enacting history in Henry James
Title remainder
narrative, power, and ethics
Statement of responsibility
Edited by Gert Buelens
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Jamesian mode of writing, it has been claimed, actively works against an understanding of the way truth, history and power circulate in his texts. In this collection of essays, leading scholars of James analyse the strategies James used to address these crucial issues. Enacting History in Henry James claims that, because the type of knowledge available in James's fiction is never of a cognitive kind, the reader can never know 'truth' in any verifiable sense. James's writing instead promises an experiential type of knowledge, one that is attained by participating in the power games and moral dramas that unfold within the text. This collection argues that reading James ultimately requires not just an emotional responsiveness, but also an ethical assumption of responsibility for the act of reading. By placing James's work in a fresh theoretical context, this book throws fresh light on this most enigmatic of writers
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Buelens, Gert
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  • Literature and history
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Ethics in literature
  • Fiction
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
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Enacting history in Henry James : narrative, power, and ethics, Edited by Gert Buelens, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553660
Extent
xv, 215 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511553660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Enacting history in Henry James : narrative, power, and ethics, Edited by Gert Buelens, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511553660
Extent
xv, 215 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511553660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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