Henry James

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Carla Bruni's teenage obsessions: 'Francis Bacon shows our confusion, desire, madness'
As she returns with a new album, the French chanteuse recalls the genius of the Clash and Henry James, plus encounters with Balearic naturists

Interview by Dave Simpson

16, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Forgotten Plays: No 11 – The High Bid (1908) by Henry James
James’s rich dialogue and clashing-cultures theme make his country-house play worthy of a renewed offer

Michael Billington

10, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Brian Lee obituary
Other lives: Leading figure in the development of American studies in the UK

Peter Messent

12, Feb, 2020 @5:30 PM

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The Turning review – stolid take on The Turn of the Screw
Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince impress as the children but this haunted house film lacks the nuance of its source material

Wendy Ide

25, Jan, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The Turning review – ham-fisted trickery saps a classic ghost story
This new, jump-scary adaptation of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw is a contrived and spiritless disappointment

Peter Bradshaw

24, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 books about toxic masculinity
The term may be new, but as stories from Homer to Henry James show, the behaviour is anything but

Ani Katz

08, Jan, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Genius and Ink by Virginia Woolf review – essays on ‘how to read’
How did the young critic Virginia Woolf become the famous novelist? This book provides an answer

Aida Edemariam

21, Dec, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Top 10 ghost stories
From Toni Morrison’s desolate tale of slavery’s legacy to Alice Sebold’s vision of heaven, Louise Doughty selects the best books that defy disbelief

Louise Doughty

28, Aug, 2019 @11:06 AM

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Nicola Barker: 'I don't often finish books. I'm a promiscuous reader'
The novelist on a childhood encounter with The Metamorphosis, being inspired by Henry James and changed by St Teresa of Avila

Nicola Barker

26, Jul, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Pier into the history of Dún Laoghaire | Letter
Letter: Jonathan Williams notes that Henry James once referred to the town as ‘a kind of watery suburb of Dublin’

Letters

24, Jun, 2019 @4:55 PM

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Outrages by Naomi Wolf review – sex and censorship
Repressive laws overshadowing the bedroom and the bookshop ... a study of gay Victorians and ‘obscenity’

Colm Tóibín

15, May, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Myths, monsters and the maze: how writers fell in love with the labyrinth
From the ancient Minotaur myth to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining … why are mazes so powerful and comforting in confusing times?

Charlotte Higgins

28, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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