The Year of Henry James

David Lodge

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Vintage Publishing
1 May 2014
ISBN: 9780099554523
Paperback

From the publisher

In 2004, Henry James featured as a character in no less than three novels - David Lodge's Author, Author was one of them.

With insightful and amusing candour, here he traces the history of his book from conception to publication, pondering the mystery - and indeed the anguish - of so many novels about James appearing at the same time.

Lodge's reflections on his own creative practice are accompanied by studies of the genesis, composition and reception of key works by James himself, as well as other novelists from George Eliot to Vladimir Nabokov, and J.M. Coetzee to Graham Greene.