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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of omission and circumlocution and depicts his characters in the act of discovering, formulating, and transgressing these rules for themselves as they try to figure out what to do and say about the fatal illness of the protagonist, Milly Theale. James's late style, often described as impenetrable and...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
... (Bette Davis) against the stream of popular, lowbrow novels written by her friend Millie Drake (Miriam Hopkins). This contest of literary style and production is closely adapted in George Cukor's 1981 film Rich and Famous . In Pedro Almodóvar's 1995 La flor de mi secreto , friction between literary...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2001
... shows how Milly Thiel's physical pain-never located by James's narrator in any part of her body or described in any material way-takes on the status of the "realest real" in that novel and thus provides Morton Densher with "what James calk 'one of those chances for good taste, possibly even for...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 379–380.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Morton Densher’s memory of Milly, as “not mimetic but passional” (245). Thrailkill’s book is a deeply satisfying reading experience not only because one is con- tinually surprised by the rigor and creativity of her interpretations, but also because her method embraces and accounts for the...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... characters in three movies. Vincent Sherman's 1943 Old Acquaintance pits the meager output of the celebrated writer Katherine “Kit” Marlowe (Bette Davis) against the stream of popular novels competitively written by her friend Millie Drake (Miriam Hopkins). This contest of literary style and production is...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... words, is not “relative,” to borrow Woloch's term; rather, next to the polycentrism of The Ambassadors , The Wings of the Dove , or The Golden Bowl , it is decidedly pronounced. In these later novels, the reader continually ricochets between Lambert Strether and Chad Newsome, Kate Croy and Milly...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., charity is both a product of and an aid to the broadest hnd of social identification. The critical episode of the narrative is Milly's death-an event which draws the sympathy even of Amos's detractors: There were men and women standing in that churchyard who had bandied vulgar jests about...
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Novel (1 November 2003) 36 (3): 351–373.
Published: 01 November 2003
..., absurdly eager to confess the details of her "frightful nightmare" (115) to near-strangers. The prostitute Milly is absolutely blase when telling Tony about the circumstances that led to the birth of her daughter: "I was only sixteen when I had her. I was the youngest of the family and our...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... monotony” ( Prefaces [preface to Spoils ] 1147). As with Maisie, it is Owen's inability to “appreciate” that draws Fleda in, his freedom from the “ordeal of consciousness”—James's phrase for Milly Theale's brutalizing experience in The Wings of the Dove ( Prefaces 1288)—that weighs so heavily on...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 August 2003
... young Spanish woman in Granada, then lies on "the ground reading again Dante's Vita Nuova," which is "now di- vinely illuminated" (14). In Book 3, Adele compares her relationship with Helen to Henry James's Milly Theale and Kate Croy in the recently published The Wings of the Dove (1902): "Like...