The Catholic Side of Henry James by Edwin Sill FussellThe Catholic Side of Henry James by Edwin Sill Fussell

The Catholic Side of Henry James

byEdwin Sill Fussell

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The Catholic Side of Henry James is the first to reveal the profound Catholic imagery in James' work. Edwin Fussell argues that Henry James, though not a "card-carrying" Catholic, was a fellow-traveling Catholic of a certain literary type. Fussell is not trying to turn James into a Closet Catholic but is, rather, intent on questioning conventional critical assumptions about James' unquestioned secularity. He contends that the writer's career began with narratives of Catholic conversion and ended with his masterpiece of Catholic eccentricity and alienation, The Golden Bowl. With an enormously detailed knowledge of James' novels, tales, letters, and journals, Fussell convincingly demonstrates the extent of the writer's involvement with the ideas of Catholicism.
Title:The Catholic Side of Henry JamesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:January 29, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521100585

ISBN - 13:9780521100588

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Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Bibliographical Leads, Historical Considerations; Part II. Representing Catholicity; Part III. The Narratives of Catholic Conversion; Part IV. Pas de quatre; Part V. The Catholic Menage as Literary Space; Part VI. 'Prove that I'm Not!' - Toward the Impossibility of Interpretation; Notes; Index.

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"The Catholic Side of Henry James is a significant contribution to the field of James Studies." Religion and the Arts