The Resource Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the biographical act, Charles Caramello, (ebook)

Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the biographical act, Charles Caramello, (ebook)

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Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the biographical act
Title
Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the biographical act
Statement of responsibility
Charles Caramello
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eng
Summary
Focusing on biographical portraiture, Charles Caramello argues that Henry James and Gertrude Stein performed biographical acts in two senses of the phrase: they wrote biography, but as a cover for autobiography. Constructing literary genealogies while creating original literary forms, they used their biographical portraits of precursors and contemporaries to portray themselves as exemplary modern artists. Caramello advances this argument through close readings of four works that explore themes of artistry and influence and that experiment with forms of biographical portraiture: James's early biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne and his much later group biography, William Wetmore Story and His Friends, and Stein's celebrated Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and her largely forgotten Four in America, which comprises biographies of Ulysses S. Grant, Wilbur Wright, Henry James, and George Washington. The first comparative study of these two great expatriate writers, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act addresses questions of art, influence, and literary culture by analyzing important biographical portraits that themselves address the same questions. Originally published 1996
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Midwest
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Caramello, Charles
Dewey number
810.9/004
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Stein, Gertrude
  • James, Henry
  • American prose literature
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Self in literature
  • Autobiography
  • Authorship
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adult
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Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the biographical act, Charles Caramello, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780807860700
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11711555
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remote
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11711555
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MWT11711555
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the biographical act, Charles Caramello, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807860700
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711555
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711555
System control number
MWT11711555
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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