Category Archives: Henry James

Caged in Desire, or How to Read an Unreliable Narrator: Anxiety, Projection, and Crushes in Henry James’s In the Cage

I’d like to open this post with some mood music: There we go.  That sets the stage nicely. In other words, In the Cage is a stomach-turning read for any fantasy-prone person (re: most of us) who has ever had an unrequited crush.  Let’s th… Continue reading

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Tweeting from “the Cage”?: Applying Henry James’ Technological Critique to the 21st Century

“It had occurred to her early that in her position—that of a young person spending, in framed and wired confinement, the life of a guinea-pig or a magpie—she should know a great many persons without their recognizing the acquaintance”—so begi… Continue reading

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Telegraphic Realism and Modernist Aesthetics

Henry James’ style of writing in his short novel In the Cage at first seems nothing like the compressed, imagist ideals of Ezra Pound. But perhaps examining some of Pound’s essays, including one on James, in conjunction with Richard Menke’s exami… Continue reading

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