Category Archives: Henry James

Oh Henry James, how I love thee. But not enough to have written about these novellas right after I read them in June. Brief thoughts on The Aspern Papers and The Turn of the Screw

As Bethany said in her posts about The Aspern Papers and The Turn of the Screw, the sum total of time we spent on these potboilers in AP English was not very much.  I remember talking about them at least … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Turn of the Screw (by Bethany)

I don’t think I understood the concept of ‘intertextuality’ back in A.P. English. Of course I knew that authors could make allusions to other works, but I think I saw this as a relatively unusual occurrence, and I certainly didn’t … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on The Aspern Papers (by Bethany)

If memory serves, it was during our discussions of The Aspern Papers and The Turn of the Screw that Fr. Murphy introduced us to the concept of “pot boilers.” I even remember the exact words in which I wrote the … Continue reading

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The AP Challenges Continues, if Slowly: Pre-Reading Notes on Henry James’ The Aspern Papers and the Turn of the Screw (by Bethany)

I’m not going to give you anything in the way of witty memories for this installment in the AP Challenge, because I remember exactly nothing about this book. Here’s what I know. The book consists of two novellas, one just … Continue reading

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I Liked January So Much I Made It Last Through March: Finally Some Final Thoughts on The Portrait of a Lady (by Bethany)

I finished The Portrait of a Lady on Tuesday, and when I did it occurred to me that I never really thought I would finish it at all. All this verbiage about the AP English challenge aside, there is a … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on The Portrait of a Lady (by Jill)

I finished The Portrait of a Lady a few weeks ago, and I honestly don’t know what I’ve been doing since mid-February because it obviously hasn’t been writing blog posts.  Let’s just say that the first ten weeks of 2013 … Continue reading

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Finished!

I finished The Portrait of a Lady a few days ago and would really love to be working on my final post. But, you see, my cat Maxwell is busy using it as a pillow. So I can’t because we … Continue reading

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