Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mock ON Saturday at 8.30 am - Understanding Henry James's world

This is to confirm that we will have a SHORT MOCK on Saturday (22 August). I was hoping that we will have the FULL Mock in the class - but unfortunately my Leg-plaster will be removed on 31st August.

Our MOCK will include sections from Critical Reading and Writing Sections only. The students are also requested to send me reading reports as before.

Today, I sat with Maisha to discuss Henry James' novel The Wings of the Dove - the Syntactic Pattern used by Henry James is entirely his own invention. This Syntax is also influenced by the latest theories of Psychoanalytic Process newly discovered by the Linguists of the late 19th and early 20th century. I hope that when we meet in our regular class - someone will raise this issue of James' syntax and its novelties. The picture used here is that of Helena Bonham Carter, one of the finest actors of modern times, and one who was able to do justice to Heaviness to Jamesian Characters. If you intend to watch the FILM made form the novel, then reading the novel will be almost impossible - as the film actually Interprets the central theme of the novel - how a character FEELS the external world through her inner gaze.


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