Performing the Everyday in Henry James's Late Novels by Maya Higashi, Professor Wakana

By Maya Higashi, Professor Wakana

Focusing on James's final 3 accomplished novels – The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, and The Golden Bowl – Maya Higashi Wakana exhibits how a microsociological method of James's novels significantly revises the frequent culture of placing James's characters into ancient and cultural contexts. Wakana starts off with the basis that day by day dwelling is inherently theatrical and therefore duplicitous, and is going directly to exhibit that James's paintings is based considerably on his robust feel of the agonizing or even harmful problems of mundane face-to-face rituals that pervade his paintings. Centrally educated via social thinkers reminiscent of G. H. Mead and Erving Goffman, Wakana's research discloses the richness, complexity, and singularity of the interpersonal connections depicted in James's overdue novels. Persuasively argued, and wealthy in unique shut readings, her ebook makes a massive contribution to James's reports and to theories of social interaction.

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