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Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro (Pushkin Collection)

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The novelist Henry James arrived in Venice as a tourist, and instantly fell in love with the city - particularly with the splendid Palazzo Barbaro, home of the expatriate American Curtis family. Edited by Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, the selection of letters in Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro covers the period 1869-1907 and provides a unique record of the life and work of this great writer. This volume includes historical photographs and a foreword by Leon Edel, Henry James's biographer.
The novelist Henry James (1843-1916) is one of the most prominent figures of American and British Literature. Son of a clergyman, and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James, he moved between America and Europe during his early life, eventually settling in England at the age of twenty. A prolific novelist, essayist and literary critic, James was much concerned with questions of identity, belonging, creativity and consciousness. He is perhaps most famous for his novels The Bostonians, The Portrait of a Lady, Daisy Miller and What Maisie Knew, and for his ghost story, The Turn of the Screw. Between 1906 and 1910, James revised much of his fiction for the so-called New York Edition of his complete works, adding now-famous Prefaces. In 1915, prompted by the First World War, he became a British citizen; he received the Order of Merit in 1916, shortly before his death.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781908968890
ISBN-10: 1908968893
Pagini: 224
Ilustrații: 13 historical photographs from the Osvaldo Bohm and Ralph Curtis coll.
Dimensiuni: 117 x 163 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.20 kg
Editura: Pushkin Collection
Seria Pushkin Collection

Locul publicării: Canada

Recenzii


Writing with an impressionistic immediacy and familiarity of tone, he conveys the breadth of his experience with all of his powers of psychological shading, and none of his usual restraint -- Ivan Juritz, Observer

James is one of the most satisfying of all letter-writers because of the endlessly surprising plasticity with which he handles the language of even his most trifling communications ... and may our correspondence be as lovingly edited and presented as it is here -- Jonathan Keates, Spectator

Paints a vivid and absorbing picture of life in fin-de-siécle Venice. -- Racheller Thackeray, Independent on Sunday

This well-edited and beautifully produced little volume allows one, however fleetingly, to be a mosquito on the palazzo wall. -- Stephen Coote, Gay Times

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The novelist Henry James (1843-1916) is one of the most prominent figures of American and British Literature. Son of a clergyman, and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James, he moved between America and Europe during his early life, eventually settling in England at the age of twenty. A prolific novelist, essayist and literary critic, James was much concerned with questions of identity, belonging, creativity and consciousness. He is perhaps most famous for his novels The Bostonians, The Portrait of a Lady, Daisy Miller and What Maisie Knew, and for his ghost story, The Turn of the Screw. Between 1906 and 1910, James revised much of his fiction for the so-called New York Edition of his complete works, adding now-famous Prefaces. In 1915, prompted by the First World War, he became a British citizen; he received the Order of Merit in 1916, shortly before his death.