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By Ross Posnock

During this vital revisionist research, Posnock integrates literary and mental feedback with social and cultural thought to make an enormous improve in our figuring out of the existence and considered nice American figures, Henry and William James. demanding canonical pictures of either brothers, Posnock is the 1st to put them in a wealthy internet of cultural and highbrow affiliations produced from a number of yankee and ecu theorists of modernity. A startlingly new Henry James emerges from a cross-disciplinary discussion, which beneficial properties Veblen, Santayana, Bourne, and Dewey, in addition to Weber, Simmel, Benjamin, and Adorno.

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