The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Novels
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For me, the great appeal of Henry James is the highly sophisticated discernment with which he endows his characters...
All of this is just to say that I think H. James tackled serious philosophical questions in his fiction. Every human artifact is more food for thought than we could ever digest. The difference between "high" art & "low" in my opinion, is that in the former, the artist grapples with questions of ultimate importance. The latter, as pretty as it may appear, never rises above the merely aesthetic. Henry James is an important artist for me, not because of his style (convoluted if precise) or his plotting (understated would be, well, an understatement) but because of his conscious consideration of existential questions. In the best of James' works, serious philosophical enquiry lives and breathes in the characters he creates.
1. 'An International Episode' 1878
2. 'Daisy Miller' 1878
3. 'The Aspern Papers' 1888
4. 'The Altar of the Dead' 1895
5. 'The Turn of the Screw' 1898
6. 'The Beast in the Jungle' 1903
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