Henry James

Henry James

American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.
The effect, if not the prime office, of criticism is to make our absorption and our enjoyment of the things that feed the mind as aware of itself as possible, since that awareness quickens the mental demand, which thus in turn wanders further and further for pasture. This action on the part of the mind practically amounts to a reaching out for the reasons of its interest, as only by its ascertaining them can the interest grow more various. This is the very education of our imaginative life.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He was there or was not there: not there if I didn't see him.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We trust to novels to train us in the practice of great indignations and great generosity.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I ought to tell you I'm probably your cousin.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Novelist-Citizen of Two Countries Interpreter of his Generation on both Sides of the Sea.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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