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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1965) 26 (3): 414–425.
Published: 01 September 1965
...Mildred E. Hartsock Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 THE DIZZYING CREST: STRETHER AS MORAL MAN By MILDREDE. HARTSOCK Albert Camus said that the truly free man, perceiving the philosophic absurdity of the human condition, with its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1967) 28 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 1967
... strong hint in the Preface that The Ambmsadors is an elaborate and deliberate reworking of a theme he had explored earlier. Speaking of the opportunity to treat Lambert Strether as a man of considerable imagination, James remarks that “it was only on the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1970) 31 (2): 220–235.
Published: 01 June 1970
...Elsa Nettels Copyright © 1970 by Duke University Press 1970 THE AMBASSADORS AND THE SENSE OF THE PAST By ELSANETTELS Lambert Strether, the central character of The Ambassadors, is Henry James’s most detailed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1977) 38 (4): 367–380.
Published: 01 December 1977
... and the experi- ences on which it was based in depicting Lambert Strether’s arrival in the English town at the beginning of The Ambassadors.8 The Complete Tales of Henry James, ed. Leon Edel, I1 (London and Philadelphia, 1962), 175, 184. See “Chester,” Transatlantic Sketches (Boston...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1992) 53 (2): 259–261.
Published: 01 June 1992
... identifies a solution of sorts in another stylistic habit, “the indexical”-all those nearly empty phrases in which the Jamesian character bypasses definition in order to gesture at the immediate (“it’sas I am,” “she’s Zih that,” “I’ve done this “Then there we are,” says Strether at last; after...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2009) 70 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
... in the preface to The Ambassadors, in which James argues that the point- of-view character does not mediate but actively blocks the reader’s view of the novel’s fictional world. According to James, readers do not “see” anything — not even “strange shadows” — through Lambert Strether.15 In a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1988) 49 (4): 407–411.
Published: 01 December 1988
... too late for Lambert Strether and without acknowl- edging the generations of critics who have attempted to define the shades of James’s ambivalence about Strether’s changes. She misreads or misap- plies other potential antecedents, such as novels by Leo Tolstoy, William Dean Howells, D. H...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1977) 38 (2): 212–215.
Published: 01 June 1977
...- eral headings arra rive I magination ,” “Fantasy and Dream,” “Memory and Memories,” “Abuses of Narrative”-and then uses each as an occasion for ranging very widely among ostensible examples. So Lambert Strether, Maggie Tulliver, Jane Eyre, Ivan Karamazov, Don Quixote, Joseph K., and Lewis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1991) 52 (3): 355–358.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Paul Giles Jonathan Dollimore. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991. x + 388 pp. $35.00 cloth, $14.95 paper. Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 MILLICENT BELL 355 ence . . . one of its major thematic concerns” (p. 221). Strether, the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1991) 52 (3): 352–355.
Published: 01 September 1991
... 355 ence . . . one of its major thematic concerns” (p. 221). Strether, the hero of that great novel, enacts his creator’s pilgrimage of openness as he launches upon his adventure, “ready to drop the thread of principles already estab- lished” and seize “accidental opportunities off to the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1988) 49 (1): 38–64.
Published: 01 March 1988
... much of this c,onnection between Pound and Henry James and of Pound’s attempt to echo James’s novelistic features. Kenner characterizes Mauberley as “theJames- ian hero who might have been Pound” and points out an allusion, in the second poem of part 2, to the character of Lambert Strether...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1984) 45 (3): 241–262.
Published: 01 September 1984
... attributes between them. Marlow and Kurtz, Dowel1 and Ashburnham, Strether and Chad Newsome, Nick Carraway and Gatsby, Lily Briscoe and Mrs. Ramsay, among many other instances, provide variants on this form. In place of a conventional romantic tie, these characters are bound through...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1988) 49 (2): 120–141.
Published: 01 June 1988
... comparison of The Sacred Fount to the novel James began immediately after, The Ambassadors, shows that both the narra- tor and Strether seek out the truth about a hidden affair.* Most important, comparison of the narrator...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1980) 41 (2): 151–161.
Published: 01 June 1980
... character involves questions not only of morality but also of the quality and resourcefulness of that identity. Its positive examples are James’s Lambert Strether or Milly Theale, Charlotte Bronte’s hero- ines, or Pamela herself, characters who cause other lives to turn about their own because...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1987) 48 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 1987
... as 1944 by E. M. Wilkinson (“Toni0 Krogm: An Interpretation,” reprinted in Thomas Mann: A Collection of Critical I.3ssnys, ed. Henry Hatfield [Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 19641, pp. 22-34), and it was still being reaffirmed thirty years later by Christopher Hoile (“Lambert Strether and the...