[PDF] Download ¸ Aspern Papers : by Henry James


  • Title: Aspern Papers
  • Author: Henry James
  • ISBN: 9780460874922
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback

  • [PDF] Download ¸ Aspern Papers : by Henry James - Aspern Papers, Aspern Papers In this classic novella an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest to acquire some letters and other private documents that once belonged to the deceased Romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern Atte
    Henry James
    Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.


    Commentaires:

    Kalliope
    I generally do not like to discuss the plot in a review And I will not in this one either But apart from delighting in James prose and in his superb ability to characterize and develop personalities, reading this novella has made me think about what makes a good story.For I was captured by the suspense James created out of a relatively simple situation.What makes a good plot It certainly needs a structure, a kind of frame that gives it independence and self sufficiency That means it demands its [...]

    Orsodimondo
    THE DARK SIDE OF THE ART Sembra che siano 30 anni che non rileggo questo libro tempo di riprenderlo in mano sapendo di ritrovare l immenso piacere della prima e delle altre volte So che ci sar scoperta anche se ormai lo conosco bene Ma un opera che non finisce di regalare e svelare.Dietro l intreccio pseudo thriller, magnifico stratagemma, c un intero universo di cultura, a, vita, conoscenza.Veduta di Venezia in atmosfera molto Asper Papers.America e Europa Donne e uomini Vecchio e nuovo Desider [...]

    Glenn Russell
    In the section of his Moral Discourses entitled How a person can preserve their proper character in any situation the Stoic philosopher Epictetus says You are the one who knows yourself which is to say, you know how much you are worth in your own estimation, and therefore at what price you will sell yourself because people sell themselves at different rates Taking account of the value of externals, you see, comes at some cost to the value of one s own character I cite this quote since, in my rea [...]

    Jola
    What did I think It s really hard to think feeling weak in the presence of sheer beauty, having your breath taken away and being hypnotised Two weeks laterNot much has changed since I finished reading I still feel almost as infatuated with this novella as the nameless narrator was obsessed with Jeffrey Aspern s papers I am constantly not capable of Jola thinks rationally mode, so instead of sharing logical musings I will tell you what happened when I was reading this amazing book by Henry James, [...]

    Beverly
    Recommended by Michael, The Aspern Papers is a remarkable short story novela by James who wrote my favorite ghost story of all time The Turn of the Screw As with the Turn of the Screw, much is left unsaid, the reader has to determine through extremely minute variations of conversation and subtle action what is really going on The main character is morally deficient and we witness his further descent into a quagmire.

    Eric
    As much as it would please me to discover that my two favorite novelists form an apostolic succession, I must admit that Nabokov is completely spot on in his criticism of The Aspern Papers, about which he complains in 1941 letter to Edmund Wilson Yesterday I read The Aspern Papers No He writes with a very sharp nib and the ink is very pale and there is very little of it in his inkpot The style is artistic but it is not the style of an artist He has charm as the weak blond prose of Turgenev has , [...]

    Emilio Berra
    Giallo veneziano d autore Il carteggio Aspern , breve e bellissimo romanzo, venne scritto da H James nel 1887 durante un suo soggiorno in Italia.Lo spunto deriva da un fatto di cui sent parlare un fervido ammiratore di Shelley, avendo saputo che l ormai anziana amante di Byron e madre di Allegra viveva a Firenze con una nipote d et matura e che le due donne conservavano un carteggio epistolare fra i due poeti, escogit un piano per insediarsi nella stessa dimora delle due signore e venire cos a c [...]

    Stephen P
    Though written eight years before James Figure in the Carpet, The Aspern Papers is a sophisticated, richer work Here James has set himself a larger stage in which to develop characters grown out of the intrigue of the tale While reading I felt the stage growing, as though James was keeping up with the narration as it was told The punctiliousness of his style set the perfect distance within which to watch the characters and to live with them Here, the tension was strung with a fine thread waitin [...]

    Lynne King
    I have very mixed feelings about this novella I have never read any of Henry James books before but upon advice it was suggested that I start with one of his novellas So I decided upon this book as there are only eighty pages and it seemed as good a place as ever to start.I actually don t like Venice as a place and so I m sure I ll be called a philistine I went in the month of December, many years ago, with an aged aunt which did not auger well It was windy, the pigeons in St Mark s square were [...]

    Peter
    Originally published in 1888, this short novel reads like a contemporary mystery or thriller James prose is beautiful and complex like many of his peers of the day, but does not feel as weighted down In fact, the use of candles and other time indicators aside, one could easily convince me Aspern was recently written by one of today s better writers To be sure, James writes suspense and surprise endings as well as any genre author If you ve read Turn of the Screw, this won t come as a surprise Al [...]

    Ben Loory
    the i read of henry james, the i think he may be my favorite writer it s weird, because he seems to be exactly all those things i most despise in writers he s long winded, slow moving, mostly humorless, always deeply embedded in real places, real people, real history, the real world really, i don t feel like i should like him at all but then, somehow, underneath all of that, there is always in his writing a deep sense of mystery not just about the events in his stories, but about life itself, [...]

    Pat
    Furfante di uno scrittorucolo La gondola scivola pigramente lungo il Canal Grande, nell abbraccio molle e indefinibile di un estiva notte veneziana Non lontano c il palazzo grigio e rosa, un tempo certamente splendido, residenza delle signorine Bordereau l ultracentenaria Juliana, che fu amante e musa ispiratrice del poeta Jeffrey Aspern, e la non pi giovane nipote Tina Pare che in casa sia conservato il carteggio amoroso fra Juliana e il poeta Quivi giunge il protagonista, critico letterario, s [...]

    Michael
    Chilling, elegant, and dark.

    Yani
    Henry James es uno de mis autores favoritos, pero la relaci n es complicada Por un lado, lo amo porque convierte argumentos que parecen ser simples sean realistas o no en una historia de suspenso Por el otro, lo odio por sus finales y porque siempre hay algo que no nos cuenta, algo que subyace a las palabras o se escapa entre ellas Tengo m s razones, pero estas le conciernen a la novela en cuesti n.Los papeles de Aspernintriga, a pesar de que gire demasiado sobre un mismo eje para mi gusto, lo a [...]

    Bastet
    Una nouvelle maravillosa De Henry James solo hab a le do The Turn of the Screw 1898 , un relato de atm sfera fantasmag rica donde el retrato psicol gico tiene mucho peso, igual que en The Aspern Papers 1888 Las solteronas t a y sobrina que viven enclaustradas cual carmelitas en un palacete en Venecia est n magn ficamente descritas, y su inquilino, el editor norteamericano obsesionado por conseguir los papeles del poeta Jeffrey Aspern, es su contrapunto perfecto Ese tr o forma un tri ngulo cuyos [...]

    Sketchbook
    To get what you want, would you pay a price or bolt James handles the sexuality v sedately, as expected But it s compelling nonetheless And sex is a metaphor for Anything I ve now read 3xs.

    Davide
    Questo breve aureo romanzo tra i collaboratori internazionali alla costruzione del grande mito di Venezia incentrato sul tentativo di entrare in possesso delle carte del grande poeta Jeffrey Aspern, conservate da un antica fiamma, Miss Bordereau, ora anziana, cinica e venale, operato da un critico veneratore, che parla in prima persona, senza impedire, per , che il lettore percepisca i suoi difetti La manovra di avvicinamento contempla grande spesa di tempo e denaro, e prevede anche una forma di [...]

    Jeanette
    To be completely honest I would not have continued this off and on 5 pages at a time, I must admit if it had been many pages than the novella length shorty that it is People complain about Faulkner sentence structure and length Well, James ornate and convoluted thought patterns are much difficult, IMHO Not normal English in any modern sense of how you define normal Some passages are so obtuse that after reading and rereading I still only got a nuance for mood or tone and not any concrete defin [...]

    Jon
    As a friend says, this has the pace and timing of a detective novel It also has a somewhat ghoulish narrator who is intent on convincing himself and the reader that he is not greedy and amoral in his relentless search for some suspected revelatory papers of a poet of whose work he is a published scholar He almost convinces himself that some fairly pitiless actions on his part are actually noble scholarly efforts in the advancement of knowledge The descriptions of the two old ladies he befriends [...]

    Bonadext
    Bello, bello, bello, questo romanzo breve stata un autentica sorpresa per me Un Henry James d annata, una Venezia sublime e decadente, una storia tra il mistery e la follia, scritto in modo sempre impeccabile, mai sopra le righe questo Il carteggio Aspern.Le atmosfere mi hanno ricordato molto quelle de La morte a Venezia, che ho adorato, anche se qui manca il pathos tragico si avverte quel filo misterioso che non pu non affascinare il lettore.Il finale mi ha sorpreso, molto pacato, molto vittori [...]

    Jo
    4.5 StarsEvery time I pick up a Henry James novel, I open it with trepidation For some reason, I think I m going to find his writing intimidating, stretching the limits of my comprehension with lengthy sentences and elaborate metaphors Then I start reading, and remember that not only is he a master of the written word, but he is accessible, perhaps especially so in this short novella which I finished in a couple of days good going for a slow reader such as myself.The story is simple, man adores [...]

    BAM The Bibliomaniac
    3.5 4 I debated the rating Perfect study of a manipulator being manipulated The right length for this story not too much development it wasn t needed The focus is the Papers and the obsession they inspire.

    Ben Rutter
    Classic James you climb a hundred unremarkable pages to watch a single painful, surprising scene unfold.

    César
    L stima que la edici n de Navona no est a la altura de la obra M ltiples errores en ella dificultan la lectura en m s ocasiones de las deseables.

    kabukigal
    I am truly smitten with the unreliable narrators that populate Henry James novels They bring to mind how all of us are the unreliable narrators of our own lives The Aspern Papers is from the viewpoint of an obsessive fan of another generation who will stop at almost nothing in his quest to acquire fan collectables belonging to his idol and to have contact with the last living individual who knew him It s hard to quantify just how worthy the object of the narrator s obsession is, but it doesn t [...]

    Duane
    For once the book Blurb here on GR does a good job of prefacing this book, so I won t take the time to repeat that If you like Henry James verbose yet provocative writing style, then you won t be disappointed James was fond of this short novel, ranking it ahead of The Turn of the Screw.The use of Venice as the setting for this novel was a nice touch that fit this story perfectly.

    Elena
    I just re read Henry James novella the Aspern Papers, again a second time after thirty years It was first recommended to me in 1983 by Jean van Heijenoort, Leon Trotsky s secretary and, after the murder, his archivist, as the best depiction of an archivist s passion for finding the papers of a great man Even the first time around I certainly appreciated the fine description of a collector s monomania While the story was written in 1887, I ve seen modern archivists turn themselves inside out to i [...]

    Justin Evans
    I love late James, but there s also a lot to be said for this sweet spot in the middle period The sentences unfurl in a slightly less complicated way, the ideas are evident, the characters less opaque, their thoughts less interminable The Aspern Papers is my ideal beach read I can lie back and enjoy the plot and paragraphs, I don t have to parse the language, and at the end I still feel like I ve done my brain some good and become a better person Also a very Venetian book I hope to read it in V [...]

    Teresa Proença
    Ler ou n o ler Os Manuscritos de Aspern Pela arte prosadora de Henry James Sim.Pelas personagens Tamb m.Pelos manuscritos Ah, isso n o.

    Martine
    Hypocrisy, duplicity are my only chance I m sorry for it, but there s no baseness I wouldn t commit for Jeffrey Aspern s sake So says the unnamed narrator of Henry James The Aspern Papers, a literary scholar who is writing a book about the fictional poet Jeffrey Aspern loosely based on either Keats or Browning, depending on whose theories you choose to believe At the beginning of the novella, the narrator discovers that Juliana Bordereau, to whom the poet addressed some of his most beautiful lov [...]

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