Edel conjectured that Woolson was in love with James and killed herself in part because of his coldness, but Woolson's biographers have objected to Edel's account. [39] In letters to Hugh Walpole he pursues convoluted jokes and puns about their relationship, referring to himself as an elephant who "paws you oh so benevolently" and winds about Walpole his "well meaning old trunk". It has been debated whether this change of style was engendered by James's shifting from writing to dictating to a typist,[46] a change made during the composition of What Maisie Knew. He was introduced to English society by Henry Adams and Charles Milnes Gaskell, the latter introducing him to the Travellers' and the Reform Clubs.[10][11]. He wrote three new plays, two of which were in production when the death of Edward VII on 6 May 1910 plunged London into mourning and theatres closed. The Outcry was a best-seller in the United States when it was published in 1911. [24], In 1913 he wrote his autobiographies, A Small Boy and Others, and Notes of a Son and Brother. [25], James regularly rejected suggestions that he should marry, and after settling in London, proclaimed himself "a bachelor". Gamble, Cynthia, 2015 – (in production) Wenlock Abbey 1857–1919: A Shropshire Country House and the Milnes Gaskell Family, Ellingham Press. Zu seinen wichtigsten Veröffentlichungen zählen, Der Titel dieses Artikels ist mehrdeutig. ... we have his works here, and I read, and I can't find anything but faintly tinged rose water, urbane and sleek, but vulgar and pale as Walter Lamb. [1], 1898 wurde er in die American Academy of Arts and Letters gewählt.[2]. Finding aid to Henry James letters at Columbia University. Von früher Jugend an wurde James mit den Klassikern britischer, amerikanischer, französischer und deutscher Literatur vertraut gemacht. Conscious artistry and treatment of the subject is the key. [3] Ein weiteres Charakteristikum seines Schaffens sind die psychologisch vielschichtigen und sorgfältig gezeichneten Frauenfiguren, wie beispielsweise in Portrait of a Lady. [51] The "late James" style was ably parodied by Max Beerbohm in "The Mote in the Middle Distance".[52]. Therefore I think that — if you want it made clear to the meanest intelligence — I love you more than I love Others. [7] About a year later, A Tragedy of Error, his first short story, was published anonymously. Henry James wuchs in einer wohlhabenden Familie auf. Graham, Wendy "Henry James's Twarted Love", Stanford University Press, 1999, p10. Die äußerst detailreiche Schilderung des Innenlebens seiner Figuren lässt James als modernen Schriftsteller erscheinen. "[8] He attempted to support himself as a freelance writer in Rome, then secured a position as Paris correspondent for the New York Tribune, through the influence of its editor John Hay. His costume drama Guy Domville failed disastrously on its opening night in 1895. [70] James's correspondents included celebrated contemporaries like Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Wharton and Joseph Conrad, along with many others in his wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Some of these people befriend Milly with honourable motives, while others are more self-interested. Anesko, Michael "Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Modern Literary Scholarship", Stanford University Press. James is one of the major figures of trans-Atlantic literature. For their unique ambiguity, as well as for other aspects of their composition, his late works have been compared to impressionist painting. Die Erzählung handelt von einem Junggesellen, der ein zwölfjähriges Mädchen adoptiert und später gar heiraten will. Februar 1916 in Chelsea, Großbritannien) war ein amerikanisch-britischer Schriftsteller. Der Schock des beginnenden Ersten Weltkriegs hatte James dazu veranlasst, unter anderem, um damit gegen die Nichteinmischungspolitik der USA zu protestieren. In 1862 Henry attended Harvard Law School, but realised that he was not interested in studying law. Während Henry James in der angelsächsischen Welt geradezu als Kultautor galt, ist er im deutschen Sprachraum in den Hintergrund geraten. "[76] The novelist W. Somerset Maugham wrote, "He did not know the English as an Englishman instinctively knows them and so his English characters never to my mind quite ring true," and argued, "The great novelists, even in seclusion, have lived life passionately. The essays as they appear in the book have in many cases been expanded from their original format. 1905 besuchte er zum ersten Mal seit 25 Jahren wieder sein Heimatland und schrieb Jolly Corner, das auf seinen Beobachtungen in und um New York basiert und die albtraumartige Geschichte eines Mannes erzählt, der nach langer Abwesenheit von New York in sein Vaterhaus zurückkehrt und dort sein ungelebtes Leben als Amerikaner in Form der Begegnung mit einem Doppelgänger erfährt. Jorge Luis Borges wrote about him, "Despite the scruples and delicate complexities of James, his work suffers from a major defect: the absence of life. In a letter of 6 May 1904, to his brother William, James referred to himself as "always your hopelessly celibate even though sexagenarian Henry". He had a stutter, which seems to have manifested itself only when he spoke English; in French, he did not stutter. The narrative is set mainly in Europe, especially in England and Italy. In seiner Jugend bereiste Henry Jr. Europa und studierte in New York, London, Paris, Bologna, Bonn und Genf. Choice of subject belongs to the artist without restriction. In den Jahren 1913 bis 1914 erschienen die ersten beiden Bände seiner Autobiographie, A Small Boy and Others sowie Notes of a Son and Brother. His parents were Mary Walsh and Henry James Sr. His father was intelligent and steadfastly congenial. The majority of these are in English, but there are also adaptations in French (13), Spanish (7), Italian (6), German (5), Portuguese (1), Yugoslavian (1) and Swedish (1).