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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Samuel Cross This essay closely examines Henry James's notion of “tact”—caution in what one says about others—treating the idea from an ethical perspective. I trace James's ethics of tact through his late The Wings of the Dove , arguing that the author holds himself to certain stringent standards...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2020
...” (xvi). As Farina shows, nineteenth-century British character was a matter of style rather than substance. The epistemology of character is less concerned with the dark depths of the unconscious than with maintaining social networks by deploying tact and humility to smooth over uncertainty and conflict...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 May 1999
... euphoria of the July Monarchy observer, who had shuttled from streets to theaters to apartments, into the elegiac melancholy of an enclosed and isolated narrator, whose con- tact with the urban crowd never claimed to transcend his own omniscient subjectivity" (144). In "interiorization," public life...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Freud’s reading of Schreber and Dick’s reading of Freud. In Dick’s hands, Schreber’s illness immediately becomes science fictionalized as perhaps not illness at all but as potential con- tact with a macrocosmic world beyond empirical comprehension—precisely the move Dick himself makes with respect to...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
...-government—“I hardly can tell how to govern myself” (148)—within a context of oppressive domestic con- tact: “I am beset on all Hands” (81). In order to achieve self-­government, and ulti- mately to govern others, Pamela needs to fend off the embrace of the domestic body, to disembed, eventually to...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... second time, lightens the mood with her assertive tact. After regaining control of the discourse, she holds forth with “a smooth surface of talk about Chicago, New York, their differences and their recent spectacular changes” (42). Clare's urban comparisons display a transatlantic reach, but it is her...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
... problem can be solved” (79). Problem solving within the novel elicits problem solving outside the novel, produc- ing what Cohen, drawing on the work of Wolfgang Iser, calls the “cunning reader” (81). Defoe uses “writerly tact” (82) in appealing to both the general and the specialist reader by...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 May 2005
... redemptive power of books qua books. Culture with a capital "C," as we'll explore below, is something that the school system, booksellers, and commodity marketers of all kinds suggest can be bought: but NOVEL I FALL 2005 it's finally ineffable, like the "tact" that Matthew Arnold says...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... .” Henry James Review 33 . 2 ( 2012 ): 95 – 109 . Cameron Sharon . Thinking in Henry James . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1986 . Cross Samuel . “ The Ethics of Tact in The Wings of the Dove .” Novel 43 . 3 ( 2010 ): 401 – 23 . Edel Leon . The Life of Henry James...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 28–55.
Published: 01 May 2000
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 August 2003
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 193–213.
Published: 01 November 2005
...- tact zone is useful because it allows one to think the persons involved in the en- counter as separate from the temporality of the recorded narrative; it encourages the consideration of the terms of the different worlds to which each actor is na- tive. Lennox sees that the structure of the...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 77–103.
Published: 01 August 2007
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Mill claimed capable of edifying England’s unenfranchised classes. In Considerations on Representative Government (1861), Mill describes a form of debate and deliberation that lifts a manual laborer, “whose way of life brings him in con- tact with no variety of impressions, circumstances, or ideas...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003