Philip Horne, 5 March 1987
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Ungar (USA), 392 pp., $9.95, June 1986, 0 8044 6036 1Show More
‘Friction with the Market’: Henry James and the Profession of Authorship by Michael Anesko.
Oxford, 272 pp., £21.50, January 1987, 0 19 504034 1Show More
“... Henry James was a perfectionist, though not a humourless one, about his public appearance and appearances: hence the pleasure taken by certain anecdotalists in showing him out of control – of situations, conversations, himself, others. That he danced a cake-walk in 1899 and was photographed with a mouthful of doughnut intrigues us, as a treasurable departure from the magisterial dignity we mainly like to impute to him ...”