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A Private Life of Henry James Two Women and His Art by Lyndall Gordon

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Published by Chatto & Windus, .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nonfiction - General,
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Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7764442M
ISBN 100701161663
ISBN 109780701161668

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Gordon, Lyndall, A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art (London: Chatto & Windus, ) Green, Barbara, ‘The New Woman's Appetite for “Riotous Living”’, in Ardis, Ann L. and Lewis, Leslie W. (eds.), Women's Experience of Modernity, – (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, ), pp. –36Cited by: A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art by Lyndall Gordon (Vintage, £ in UK) The two women are James's cousin Minnie Temple, who died young, and Constance Fenimore Woolson. Essay: Henry James is the subject of Colm Tóibín's new novel, in which the American writer's women friends loom tragically and large In his memoirs, Henry James wrote about several weeks in the. In A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art, Gordon evokes the muses well, especially the moody Woolson, but her James remains sketchy, elusive, and not entirely : Charles Winecoff.

Lyndall Gordon investigates the writer's relations with two remarkable women who were close to him, and traces their effect and influence in his work. Both these women haunted James, his elusive friendship with Constance Fenimore Woolson, who died in , echoed his mysterious relationship with Minnie Temple, who died twenty years earlier. A Private Life of Henry James. Two Women and His Art. By LYNDALL GORDON. W. W. Norton & Company. Read the Review. A Biographic Mystery. In April , a middle-aged gentleman, bearing a load of dresses, was rowed to the deepest part of the Venetian lagoon. A strange scene followed: he began to drown the dresses, one by one. A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art Lyndall Gordon, Author W. W. Norton & Company $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. A private life of Henry James: two women and his art. [Lyndall Gordon] -- Lyndall Gordon presents a new and intimate kind of biography, telling the story of Henry James' life through the lens of two strange and elusive relationships which crucially influenced his art.