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The Trial of Curiosity: Henry James, William…
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The Trial of Curiosity: Henry James, William James, and the Challenge of…

by Ross Posnock

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0195071247, Paperback)

In this important revisionist study, Posnock integrates literary and psychological criticism with social and cultural theory to make a major advance in our understanding of the life and thought of two great American figures, Henry and William James. Challenging canonical images of both brothers, Posnock is the first to place them in a rich web of cultural and intellectual affiliations comprised of a host of American and European theorists of modernity. A startlingly new Henry James emerges from a cross-disciplinary dialogue, which features Veblen, Santayana, Bourne, and Dewey, as well as Weber, Simmel, Benjamin, and Adorno.

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