The Resource Henry James and sexuality, Hugh Stevens

Henry James and sexuality, Hugh Stevens

Label
Henry James and sexuality
Title
Henry James and sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Stevens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Henry James and Sexuality, Hugh Stevens argues for a new interpretation of James's fiction. Stevens argues that James's writing contains daring and radical representations of transgressive desires and marginalized sexual identities. He demonstrates the importance of incestuous desire, masochistic fantasy, and same-sex passions in a body of fiction which ostensibly conforms to, while ironically mocking, the contemporary moral and publishing codes James faced. James critiques the very notion of sexual identity, and depicts the radical play of desires which exceed and disrupt any stable construction of identity. In a number of his major novels and tales, Stevens argues, James anticipates the main features of modern 'gay' or 'queer' fiction through plots and narrative strategies, which opposes heterosexual marriage and homoerotic friendship. This original and exciting work will transform our understanding of this most enigmatic of writers. 0D0A
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.4
  • 813.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.S48
LC item number
S74 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Henry James and sexuality, Hugh Stevens
Publication
Note
Originally presented as author's thesis (doctoral)--Cambridge University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-214) and index
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  • mel
Contents
1. Henry James and the languages of sex -- 2. Gender and representation in The Wings of the Dove -- 3. Sexuality and the aesthetic in The Golden Bowl -- 4. The eroticism of prohibition: masochism and the law in Roderick Hudson -- 5. Queer plotting: The Bostonians and The Princess Casamassima -- 6. James's late short fiction and the spectacle of modern homosexuality -- 7. Suicide and blackmail: James's 'poor sensitive gentleman' -- Conclusion: 'that queer monster the artist'
Control code
000013366828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 217 p.
Isbn
9780521622592
Lccn
97028962
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.b23586126
System control number
md23586126

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