By E. Harden
This new quantity within the writer Chronology sequence bargains an severe articulation of Henry James's biographical reports, that are offered amid the distinctive unfolding of his resourceful writing, and set within the greater context of historic advancements that impinged upon his existence. Evoking the wide variety of his reports with different people, his manifold experiences of fellow artists in a number of fields, and his serious articulation of the artwork of writing fiction, this learn unearths his significant impression upon next writers and scholars of fiction.
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III. North Devon,” The Nation, 15: 86–87. Writing to Grace Norton from Thusis, Switzerland, James tells of their having travelled through Switzerland and of their plans to visit Venice. [Letters 1: 293–95] “A Summer in Europe. IV. Wells and Salisbury,” The Nation, 15: 117–19. 1872 33 September 9 (Mon) 19 22 Writing to his parents from Botzen in the Austrian Tyrol, James reports that they have spent four days in Venice, especially enjoying Torcello and Florian’s, and one day at Verona, which he calls “one of the most interesting of Italian cities,” and are now on the way to Innsbruck, Munich, Strasburg, Paris, and London, from where his sister and aunt will return to America.
A European Summer. VI. From Chambéry to Milan,” The Nation, 15: 332–34. Writing from Paris to William, James speaks of being “active and joyous,” and having especially relished “a night of 34 A Henry James Chronology Molière recently at the Odéon: the Précieuses Ridicules and the Malade Imaginaire. ” He also says “I enjoy very much … the sense of being in a denser civilization than our own”—even as an outsider. Continuing the letter on the following day, he mentions his plan to leave in several weeks for Rome.
Paris Revisited,” New York Tribune, 3: 1–2. Turgenev introduces James to Flaubert, to whom James takes “a mighty fancy,” and at whose apartment he also meets Edmond de Goncourt and Zola, and later many other literary figures, including Daudet, Renan, and Maupassant. [Letters 2: 14–15] “London Sights,” The Nation, 21: 387–88. Writing to his father, James tells him that “the Paris winter … is eminently satisfactory, but I am eating my heart out with longing for Italy. ” [Letters 2: 15] “Paris As It Is,” New York Tribune, 3: 1–2.
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