Henry James

Henry James

American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.
One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left.More Henry James quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To treat a big subject in the intensely summarized fashion demanded by an evening's traffic of the stage when the evening, freely clipped at each end, is reduced to two hours and a half, is a feat of which the difficulty looms large.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
She took refuge on the firm ground of fiction, through which indeed there curled the blue river of truth.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There were always people to snatch at you, and it would never occur to them that they were eating you up. They did that without tasting.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it --this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.More Henry James quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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