Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990.
Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". xxx, 305pp. Very mild rubbing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in black cloth over boards with spine lettered in purple. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
The author traces Henry James's career-long encounter with the tradition of British aestheticism and places both in the context of the late-19th-century's professionalization and commodification of literary life. Professions of Taste reopens the question of later James in a new fashion and with a new perspective. A richer genealogy of modernism, and indeed postmodernism, begins to take shape, in which both the problematics of British aestheticism and James's relations with it play an important role. This book aims to enlighten the reader's understanding of the way Pre-Raphaelite concerns fertilized the aestheticist breeding grounds of Anglo-American modernism.(Publisher). Good + / very good. Item #11264