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Henry James - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
November 21st, 2004
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Henry James

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From:batilda
Date:November 25th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
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i've read "the portret of a lady" and didn't like it, though at the time i couldn't exactly explain why. it was written well, and the psychological side was profound and interesting, and yet... now, when i think of it, he is too detached. he invites the reader to analyze deeply and coldly, but he does not make you really FEEL with the characters, no matter how "lovely" and "lovable" they are. maybe i just didn't find a character that i could identify myself with, which is important to me. if this is the reason, then it's a matter of taste of course, just like in everything, actually...
the description of the night of the vigil is amazing in its precision.
funny how this post makes me write on the novel i did not like, while i have no time to write on more urgent issues.
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From:ijon
Date:November 26th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)

more urgent issues

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Indeed! Issues such as how you've been! Write, Tasha, write!
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