Henry James

Henry James

American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.
The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Make the short story tremendously succinct - with a very short pulse or rhythm - and the closest selection of detail - in other words summarise intensely and deeply and keep down the lateral development. It should be a little gem of bright, quick, vivid formMore Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You think too much.' 'I suppose I do; but I can’t help it, my mind is so terribly active. When I give myself, I give myself. I pay the penalty in my headaches, my famous headaches--a perfect circlet of pain! But I carry it as a queen carries her crown.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You are good for nothing unless you are clever.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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