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Psychoanalytic criticism of the life and works of Henry James
A survey of the psychoanalytic criticism of Henry James reveals the popularity of psychoanalytic theory among modern literary critics and the diversity in their approaches to it. Psychoanalytic
The Romance of Old Clothes
"OLD LETTERS and old garments bring us in close touch with the past; there is in them a lingering presence, a very essence of life." These words introduce the final chapter of Alice Morse Earle's
The Governess and the Demon Lover: The Return of a Fairy Tale
A few years ago, I attempted to show that Henry James's ghost story The Turn of the Screw is, just as the author indicates in the preface, a reworking of the common folklore theme of children