The Year of Henry James: The Story of a Novel

The Year of Henry James: The Story of a Novel

David Lodge


the place do novelists get their 'ideas' from? How do they advance an idea right into a narrative with a particular and person shape? How a ways is the reception of a piece of fiction conditioned via components outdoors the writer's keep an eye on? within the first a part of this booklet, in revealing and infrequently a laugh memory, David hotel lines the background of his contemporary novel approximately Henry James, writer, from the first actual point out of the elemental concept in his workstation, throughout the tactics of study and writing, to the booklet and reception of the completed e-book, which was once adversely tormented by the looks of one other novel at the related topic a few six months previous. those weren't the one novels encouraged through Henry James in flow within the 12 months 2004, a phenomenon which resort sees with hindsight as 'a twist of fate ready to happen', with ironic effects that the grasp himself may have invented. The essays within the moment half pursue the topics of genesis, composition and reception within the paintings of alternative novelists. There are experiences of key works through James himself, H.G.Wells, Vladimir Nabokov, J.M.Coetzee and Umberto Eco, and essays at the literary resources of Graham Greene's mind's eye and on an important anthology of the 'Best of younger American Novelists'. jointly the contents of this e-book throw a super gentle at the dominant literary type of the final centuries, in its dual facets as murals and commodity.

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