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The impression in the essays and late novels of Henry James

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This thesis examines the meanings and uses of the impression in the essays and late novels of Henry James. While James found fault with impressionism in French painting and literature, he repeatedly called the novel an ‘impression of life’, and used the term to figure important moments of perception and action for his protagonists. This thesis offers the first full-length study of the impression on its own terms, rather than through the lens of a wider artistic or philosophical movement, t...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:3f9f1508-816d-43ce-8b65-13aaf045f851
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ora:8981

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