Henry James and the Culture of Publicity by Richard SalmonHenry James and the Culture of Publicity by Richard Salmon

Henry James and the Culture of Publicity

byRichard Salmon

Paperback | January 18, 2009

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This book examines the relationship between the writings of Henry James and the historical formation of mass culture. Throughout his career, James was concerned with such characteristically modern cultural forms as advertising, biography, and the new journalism. Richard Salmon's study situates James' fiction and criticism within the context of the contemporary debates surrounding these rival discursive practices. He explores both the nature of James' contribution to the critique of mass culture and offers a reassessment of the politics of James' cultural criticism.
Title:Henry James and the Culture of PublicityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052110033X

ISBN - 13:9780521100335

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Transformations of the public sphere in The Bostonians; 2. What the public wants: criticism, theatre and the 'masses'; 3. 'The insurmountable desire to know': privacy, biography and 'The Aspern Papers'; 4. The power of the press: from scandal to hunger; 5. The secret of the spectacle: advertising The Ambassadors; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"Salmon adds a quiet, thoughtful, solidly researched contribution to an area of James studies...Most useful for graduates, researchers, and faculty." Choice