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La locura del arte

by Henry James

Cuando la novela aun no había alcanzado a la poesía en la jerarquía delas artes, Henry James revolucionó la narrativa de su tiempo con creacionesmuy arriesgadas y, como consecuencia, empezó a echar de menosuna reflexión crítica paralela a su obra. Fue así como se puso a trabajaren ensayos sobre el arte de escribir novelas, tomando como referencia a losgrandes novelistas que le habían precedido, entre ellos George Eliot y GustaveFlaubert.Más adelante, a principios del siglo xx, cuando su obra completase publicó por primera vez en Nueva York, el autor se encargó personalmentede escribir unos iluminadores prefacios a sus obras.Este volumen, editado y prologado por Andreu Jaume y traducido por Oliviade Miguel, reúne una selección de textos en los que Henry James habla deHenry James. El resultado es una de las experiencias críticas y autobiográficasmás interesantes de la historia de la literatura."Trabajamos en la oscuridad...Lo hacemos lo mejor que podemos y entregamos todo lo que está en nuestras manos. La duda es nuestra pasión, y a esa pasión nos dedicamos con ahínco. El resto corre de cuenta de la locura del arte."Henry James

The Marriages

by Henry James

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The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife: Henry James's Letters to Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and Lady Wolseley, 1878-1913

by Henry James Alan G. James

As his letters attest, for nearly forty years Henry James enjoyed a warm and gratifying friendship with Britain's foremost soldier of the last quarter of the nineteenth century and his wife. The Wolseleys were notable figures. Lord Wolseley, the field marshal who became Britain's commander in chief of the British army, was a national hero. Both a bibliophile and an author, Wolseley was described by Henry James to his brother William as an "excellent example of the cultivated British soldier." Lady Wolseley was also well-read, as well as stylish, strong-willed, and shrewd, and in Henry's view, a delightful correspondent--in short, as the editor writes, "precisely the kind of woman James most admired."In The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife, Alan James offers a collection of more than one hundred letters--most of them published here for the first time--that Henry James wrote to the Wolseleys, the majority to Lady Wolseley. Included are an overall introduction to the letters; separate introductory profiles of Lord and Lady Wolseley along with commentaries on the factors that drew James and the Wolseleys together; introductions to each of four sections of the letters, divided chronologically; and annotations throughout, identifying the notable men and women to whom James refers as well as comparing what James and the Wolseleys thought of them and their work.

The New York Stories of Henry James

by Henry James

Henry James led a wandering life, which took him far from his native shores, but he continued to think of New York City, where his family had settled for several years during his childhood, as his hometown. Here Colm Tóibín, the author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Master, a portrait of Henry James, brings together for the first time all the stories that James set in New York City. Written over the course of James's career and ranging from the deliciously tart comedy of the early "An International Episode" to the surreal and haunted corridors of "The Jolly Corner," and including "Washington Square," the poignant novella considered by many (though not, as it happens, by the author himself) to be one of James's finest achievements, the nine fictions gathered here reflect James's varied talents and interests as well as the deep and abiding preoccupations of his imagination. And throughout the book, as Tóibín's fascinating introduction demonstrates, we see James struggling to make sense of a city in whose rapidly changing outlines he discerned both much that he remembered and held dear as well as everything about America and its future that he dreaded most. Stories included: The Story of a Masterpiece; A Most Extraordinary Case; Crawford's Consistency; An International Episode; The Impressions of a Cousin; The Jolly Corner; Washington Square; Crapy Cornelia; A Round of Visits.

Nona Vincent

by Henry James

Nona Vincent

by Henry James

El padre de la llamada «novela internacional», el maestro de la narración indirecta y del punto de vista, el escritor que depuró y complicó los contenidos melodramáticos de la novela naturalista del XIX nos ofrece en «Nona Vincent» (1893) uno más de sus intensos y sutiles estudios de las relaciones pero con un «toque final» que nos obligará a leer el cuento desde otra perspectiva.Este relato forma parte de la antología La tercera persona y otros relatos fantásticos.

Otra vuelta de tuerca

by Henry James

Otra vuelta de tuerca es una joya literaria, donde el misterio y lo sobrenatural se funden en una verdadera historia de fantasmas. Son dos ninos quienes protagonizan la relacion con el mas alla, acompanados por una institutriz que intenta protegerlos de la influencia de los espiritus de los muertos. Y como siempre ocurre con las obras de este genero, su lectura nos atrae, sin dejar de producirnos en diversos momentos un profundo desasosiego.

Otra vuelta de tuerca

by Henry James

Otra vuelta de tuerca está considerada la historia de fantasmas por antonomasia y un hito insoslayable en la historia de la literatura universal. Protagonizada por una joven institutriz al cuidado de dos niños en una mansión victoriana, a lo largo de la narración intervienen presencias y personajes tal vez sobrenaturales. La anterior institutriz y el sirviente murieron en extrañas circunstancias. ¿Cuál es el secreto que se oculta entre los muros de la mansión? Para descubrirlo, el autor nos conducirá magistralmente por los vericuetos de la historia en un sostenido e inquietante crescendo.

Pandora

by Henry James

The Patagonia

by Henry James

The Portable Henry James

by Henry James John Auchard

Henry James wrote with an imperial elegance of style, whether his subjects were American innocents or European sophisticates, incandescent women or their vigorous suitors. His omniscient eye took in the surfaces of cities, the nuances of speech, dress, and manner, and, above all, the microscopic interactions, hesitancies, betrayals, and self-betrayals that are the true substance of relationships. The entirely new Portable Henry James provides an unparalleled range of this great body of work: seven major tales, including Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, "The Beast in the Jungle," and "The Jolly Corner"; a sampling of revisions James made to some of his most famous work; travel writing; literary criticism; correspondences; autobiography; descriptions of the major novels; and parodies by famous contemporaries, including T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf, and Graham Greene.

The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

One of the great heroines of American literature, Isabel Archer, journeys to Europe in order to, as Henry James writes in his 1908 Preface, "affront her destiny." James began "The Portrait of a Lady" without a plot or subject, only the slim but provocative notion of a young woman taking control of her fate. The result is a richly imagined study of an American heiress who turns away her suitors in an effort to first establish--and then protect--her independence. But Isabel's pursuit of spiritual freedom collapses when she meets the captivating Gilbert Osmond. "James's formidable powers of observation, his stance as a kind of bachelor recorder of human doings in which he is not involved," writes Hortense Calisher, "make him a first-class documentarian, joining him to that great body of storytellers who amass what formal history cannot."

The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

Isabel Archer is an independent, intelligent young woman without much money. When her father dies, her rich aunt takes her to Europe, where Isabel has to make important decisions about money, love and happiness.

The Portrait of A Lady

by Henry James Colm Toibin Regina Barreca

Spirited, beautiful young American Isabel Archer journeys to Europe to, in modern terms, "find herself." But what she finds there may prove to be her undoing, especially when an infinitely sophisticated lady plots against her.

The Pupil

by Henry James

Retrato de una dama

by Henry James

Los mejores libros jamás escritos Para muchos, la obra maestra de Henry James, que reúne los temas esenciales de su literatura: la psicología femenina, las diferencias entre Europa y América, la educación y el arte. Retrato de una dama es una de las grandes novelas del siglo XIX. Su protagonista es Isabel Archer, una bella joven estadounidense que recibe una sustanciosa herencia y decide emprender un viaje por Europa. La familia quiere que se case pronto, pero ella defiende su independencia, hasta que los acontecimientos se precipitan de un modo inesperado. Retrato especular de Estados Unidos y Europa, y aguda indagación en la psicología femenina, este portentoso libro viene enmarcado por el prefacio que el autor escribió para la edición estadounidense de sus obras de 1908. Seguimos aquí el texto de la novela según lo revisó Henry James para la ocasión, en brillantetraducción de Ana Eiroa. El volumen se cierra con un epílogo y una cronología de Philip Horne, máxima autoridad jamesiana y responsable de la biblioteca del autor en Penguin Classics. «No puedo escapar a la infelicidad.»

The Reverberator

by Henry James

It's unclear why even many Henry James fans aren't familiar with this wicked early work, as it's James at his scathing best --- piercing, elegant, and ahead of his time. The story of an American hack journalist in Europe, The Reverberator is an early example of James' fascination with Americans confronting Europe's version of civilized society. Yet here he gives the theme a sly twist, as the Europeans find themselves enamored with a particularly uncivil brand of Americanism ...George Flack, a rising star in the scandal-mongering new American journalism of the 1880s, finds himself posted to Paris as a foreign correspondent for The Reverberator. And, like half of Paris, he finds himself in love with the beautiful but naïve --- and engaged --- American girl Francie Dosson. But when Francie innocently reveals something about her fiancé's snobby family to Flack, Francie, her fiancé, and all of Paris suddenly find themselves in a public scandal of a type not seen before in the world's most sophisticated city.Informed, no doubt, by James own, miserable experience as a Paris-based correspondent for the New York Tribune, The Reverberator features his normal lucid and penetrating prose, although less complicated than his later prose --- and with a bit of extra zing his fans may not expect. ebook ISBN: 978-1-61219-157-7

Roderick Hudson

by Henry James

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