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Cultural Writing. Memoir. In A SMALL BOY AND OTHERS, Henry James applies his superb skills as a storyteller to his won early life. Written after the death of his brother William the completion of his last novel, James felt at last able to chart this revealing portrait of the artist as a young man. With a wit and curiosity evident on every page, this book transformed the ar ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Turtle Point Press (first published 1913)
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Buck
May 17, 2010 Buck rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: budding aesthetes
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Beset as one avowedly is by vernal distractions—I speak of those amplitudes of exposed bosom, those beguiling expanses of derrière sheathed in lycra, whose appearance heralds, more surely than the robin, the advent of spring—thus beset, I say, it is doubtful whether a mere book review, however eagerly undertaken, could represent the ideal disposal of one’s lamentably scant provision of time and energy.

Yeah, I’ll stop now, cuz man, writing like Henry James is almost as exhausting as reading Henry
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i in any case can't pretend not to have been most appealed
to by that especial phase of our education from which the
pedagogic process as commonly understood was most
fantastically absent.
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oh, this is nice. and also a little embarrassing to read.
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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 ...more
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