The Turn Of The Screw And Other Short Fiction

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553905740
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The Turn Of The Screw And Other Short Fiction from the Author: Henry James. To read a story by Henry James is to enter a fully realized world unlike any other—a rich, perfectly crafted domain of vivid language and splendid, complex characters. Devious children, sparring lovers, capricious American girls, obtuse bachelors, sibylline spinsters, and charming Europeans populate these five fascinating nouvelles, which represent the author in both his early and late phases. From the apparitions of evil that haunt the governess in “The Turn of the Screw” to the startling self-scrutiny of an egotistical man in “The Beast in the Jungle,” the mysterious turnings of human behavior are coolly and masterfully observed—proving Henry James to be a master of psychological insight as well as one of the finest prose stylists of modern English literature. From the Paperback edition.

Die Gouvernante In Henry James The Turn Of The Screw Gefallener Engel Oder Neurotische M Rderin

Author: Bert Bobock
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640188896
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Die Gouvernante In Henry James The Turn Of The Screw Gefallener Engel Oder Neurotische M Rderin from the Author: Bert Bobock. Essay aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Einfuhrung in die amerikanische Literaturwissenschaft I, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Gleichsam ob Henry James' Novelle The Turn of the Screw aus einer biographischen, psychoanalytischen, theologischen, politischen oder einer homoerotischen Perspektive analysiert wird, die Tatsache, dass es sich um eine fiktive Geschichte handelt, sollte in keiner der Interpretationen unterbewertet werden. Die Schwierigkeit, Henry James Geistergeschichte nicht eindeutig lesen und bewerten zu konnen, macht sie besonders reizvoll und einzigartig. Ein Aspekt, unter dem man sich Henry James' The Turn of the Screw nahern kann, ist verbunden mit der Frage, ob die Gouvernante einen gefallenen Engel oder eine neurotische Morderin verkorpert. Die Beantwortung dieser Frage ist abhangig von der Einstellung, inwiefern die Geistererscheinungen fur die Gouvernante Realitat oder Imagination sind. Henry James selbst sah The Turn of the Screw als 'a piece of ingenuity pure and simple' und 'an irresponsible little fiction', 'a work of cold artistic calculation'1. In diesem Zusammenhang ist zu hinterfragen, ob 'gestorte' Sexualitat, wie sie Edmund Wilson in seinem Essay "The Ambiguity of Henry James"2 verwendet, tatsachlich als Erklarungsmodell fur die Geistergestalten und die Schuld der Gouvernante dienen kann. Der Versuch, das Verhalten der Gouvernante mit wissenschaftlicher Methode bis in das kleinste Detail zu analysieren, sich daraufhin nicht nur ein Urteil uber ihren Geisteszustand-, sondern Ableitungen uber ihre unterdruckte Sexualitat zu machen, scheint in den von Sigmund Freuds Psychoanalyse inspirierten Interpretationen ubertieben. Bei meiner Gegenuberstellung der psychoanalytischen Perspektive Stanley Renners (basierend auf Wilsons These) und der religiosen Betrachtungsweise Dorothea Krooks3 ("

Function And Analysis Of The Ghosts In Turn Of The Screw By Henry James

Author: Katrin Zielina
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638882608
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Function And Analysis Of The Ghosts In Turn Of The Screw By Henry James from the Author: Katrin Zielina. Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2+ (B), University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institute for England und American Studies), course: Introduction to Literature Studies, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Henry James s "The Turn Of The Screw" has been often interpreted since it was first published in 1898. There are a lot of hints in the story, but those hints are rarely stated directly. So the difficulty in reading and judging the story in one certain way makes it even more challenging to read. Until today critics have not come to an agreement whether Miles and Flora or only the governess are haunted by the ghosts. So one might pose the question "When do critics ever share the same opinion'." After all there are always different people with different opinions who read one and the same story completely different at all. But nevertheless every author has a certain intention, the purpose to convey a message by writing the story down. Possibly the openness to various interpretations is the point of the novel. Basically this is what every reader should have in mind. Many questions move critics concerning "The Turn Of The Screw," e. g. "What does the governess really see while her encounters with those apparitions?," "How can she describe the dead Peter Quint that detailed without ever having seen him before?" and -most essentially- "How did Miles come to death in the end'." Every question itself is interesting enough, but I find the question most exciting, what the ghosts represent if they are no real supernatural apparitions. It seems to be clear that only the governess is able to see the ghosts. As far as I remember there is no single hint that is evidenced clearly in the whole story that Mrs. Grose or the children are also able to recognize the ghosts. So possibly only the governess is haunted by the apparitions for reasons that have to be analyzed more deeply."

The Turn Of The Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Youcanprint
ISBN: 8893323079
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The Turn Of The Screw from the Author: Henry James. “The Turn of the Screw” was published by Henry James in 1898 in Usa. It is a gothic story novella in which the Author tells us a ghost story in a non-stereotypical way: ghosts are weird extensions of everyday reality. Nonetheless James refers to the classical Gothic fiction. This book contains a special note on Henry James by Joseph Conrad (Henry James. An appreciation, 1905) and a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions.

Das Durchdrehen Der Schraube

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423428260
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Das Durchdrehen Der Schraube from the Author: Henry James. 100. Todestag von Henry James Eine der verstörendsten und raffiniertesten Geschichten für spannende Abende: Eine junge Pfarrerstochter wird auf einem abgeschiedenen englischen Landgut als Gouvernante eingestellt. Als ihr die Geister zweier verstorbener Angestellter erscheinen, verfällt sie in den wahnhaften Eifer, die Kinder beschützen zu müssen. Unheilvolle Dinge geschehen ...

James S The Turn Of The Screw

Author: Leonard Orr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826424325
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James S The Turn Of The Screw from the Author: Leonard Orr. A concise, authoritative but very readable guide to The Turn of the Screw, offering students a guide to contexts, language, criticism and reading the text.

Benjamin Britten The Turn Of The Screw

Author: Patricia Howard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521283564
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Benjamin Britten The Turn Of The Screw from the Author: Patricia Howard. This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw. The opening chapters by Vivien Jones and Patricia Howard deal with the literary source of the opera Oames's novella), the structure of the libretto, and the technique by which a short story was transformed into an opera. The central chapter, on the musical style and structures of the opera, includes an account of the composition process deduced from early sketches of the work by John Evans, an analysis of the unique form of the opera with a more detailed examination of the last scene by Patricia Howard, and an account of the significance and effect of the orchestration by Christopher Palmer. Finally, Patricia Howard traces the stage history of the work, from its initial reception in Venice in 1954, through some seminal reinterpretations in the 1960s to its present established position in the repertoire. The book is generously illustrated and there is also a bibliography and discography.