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Faculty Book: Mary Ann Caws

Mary Ann Caws

Henry James
(Overlook Duckworth, 2006)

bookcoverHenry James was an intensely visual writer—in his notebooks he recorded the observation that “the scenic method is my absolute, my imperative, my only salvation.” This concise illustrated biography of the master opens new doors to James’s readers and students of his work by showing the vast scope of the master’s visual imagination. The images collected in this book, some previously unpublished, depict the members of his illustrious and accomplished family; artwork that influenced him; as well as the friends and acquaintances who formed the inspiration for James’s unforgettable protagonists and the places in Boston, London, and Venice that formed the settings for his novels. Mary Ann Caws is a distinguished professor of comparative literature, English, and French at The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: NOV 2, 2006

Category: English, Faculty Books