Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Henry James's Prefaces" -- Heartfelt plea is good.

‘Deconstructing The art of the novel and liberating James’s prefaces’ by Hershel Parker
in : Henry James review, vol. 14 no. 3 (Fall 1993), pages 284–307
a heartfelt plea to restore the prefaces to their status as prefatory to individual fictions or groups of fictions, instead of as part of Blackmur’s sequence, even to the point of dismembering a copy of The art of the novel