Henry James and the Language of Experience (Hardback)Collin Meissner (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 237 x 161 x 20 mm
"Meissner's study fruitfully applies the insights of hermeneutics and phenomenology...to reexamine the crises of interpretation that form the central dramas in James's fiction...The value of Meissner's focus on this drama of hermeneutic crisis and "epiphany" is evidenced by his cogent readings of the novels. He offers particularly valuable insights into how and why their conclusions deliberately resist conventional expectations of narrative closure." American Literature
"...Meissner navigates adeptly through the ficton,autobiographical works, and theoretical writings to posit that James's textual mission extends experience's self-liberating potential beyond fictional limits to the writer himself and to the reader." Modern Fiction Studies
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