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The Sacred Fount Paperback – August 12, 2014
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Nothing happens. Nothing! If anything has happened, outside the framework of the book, you'll never know what it was, though being of a mind similar to Henry James's, you'll be endlessly stimulated by wondering what it might have been. The whole inaction takes place in one day. The narrator sets off early, by train, for a country estate, Newmarch, to spend the day immersed in his social circle of 'brilliant' friends. [The narrator is never given a name, but no one could mistake the truth that it's James himself. Thus the whole novel is a kind of confession, an embarrassed self-vivisection, of a man whose entire life consists of insufferable curiosity about the lives of others. James is revealing his own methodology of observation, obsessive/compulsive eavesdropping, the perhaps slightly repulsive basis of all his writing.Read more ›
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I just can't read it. Lower case letter! How could you think of that kind of layout?!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm trying hard to enjoy Henry James after having him mentioned so often by Donna Leon in her Brunetti series, but am still not converted.Published on April 22, 2013 by prolific reader
This book is the biggest pile of excrement ever written. It is also full of cryptic run on sentences that waste paper and ink. This book should not be allowed.Published on September 14, 2006 by Mark