Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic

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What is the matter with the women in Henry James? In The Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove, and his short story "The Altar of the Dead," one woman returns to a monster of a husband, another dies rather than confront the truth of her lover's engagement, while yet another stakes her all on having a candle lit for a dead lover, only to promptly reject it. Exploring these strange choices, Sigi Jottkandt argues that the singularity of these acts lies in their ethical nature, and that the ethical principle involved cannot ...

Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic 2006, State University of New York Press

ISBN-13: 9780791465585

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Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic 2005, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791465578

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