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(Henry James Goes to Paris.pdf) Henry James s reputation as The Master is so familiar that it s hard to imagine he was ever someone on whom some things really were lost This is the story of the year to when the young novelist moved to Paris drawn by his literary idols living at the center of the early modern movement in art As Peter Brooks skillfully recounts James largely failed to appreciate or even understand the new artistic developments teeming around him during his Paris sojourn But living in England twenty years later he would recall the aesthetic lessons of Paris and his memories of the radical perspectives opened up by French novelists and painters would help transform James into the writer of his adventurous later fiction A narrative that combines biography and criticism and uses James s writings to tell the story from his point of view i Henry James Goes to Paris i vividly brings to life the young American artist s Paris year and its momentous artistic and personal consequences br br br James s Paris story is one of enchantment and disenchantment He initially loved Paris he succeeded in meeting all the writers he admired Turgenev Flaubert Zola Maupassant Goncourt and Daudet and he witnessed the latest development in French painting Impressionism But James largely found the writers disappointing and he completely misunderstood the paintings he saw He also seems to have fallen in and out of love in a more ordinary sense with a young Russian aesthete Paul Zhukovsky Disillusioned James soon retreated to England for good But James would eventually be changed forever by his memories of ParisDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Henry James Goes to Paris books for multiple devices.

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