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eBook The Altar of the Dead (Dodo Press): Short Story By The Prolific American-Born Author And Literary Critic Of The Late 19Th And Early 20Th Centuries. He Spent Much Of His Life In Europe And Became ePub

by Henry James

  • ISBN: 1406518379
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Henry James
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dodo Press (March 28, 2007)
  • Pages: 40
  • ePub book: 1384 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1348 kb
  • Other: lrf lit docx mbr
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 164

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Short story by the prolific American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He spent much of his life in Europe and became a British subject shortly before his death

Short story by the prolific American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He spent much of his life in Europe and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for novels, novellas and short stories based on themes of consciousness and morality. The Altar of the Dead, first published in James' collection Terminations in 1895 after the story failed of magazine publication, is a fable of literally life and death significance. ru 987. Похожие книги: The Best Short Stories and Novellas of Henry James.

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By the first decades of the 19th century, a truly American literature began to emerge. Though still derived from British literary tradition, the short stories and novels published from 1800 through the 1820s began to depict American society and explore the American landscape in an unprecedented manner. Washington Irving published the collection of short stories and essays The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Prior to the last decades of the 20th century, American literature was largely the story of dead white men who had created Art and of living white men doing the same.

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Henry James’s formed his protagonists as reflectors of his persona, mirror- ing the author’s opinions .

Henry James’s formed his protagonists as reflectors of his persona, mirror- ing the author’s opinions and views of the world. Thus, the parallels between George Stransom and his creator are striking: Stransom is 55, just as Henry James as he wrote The Altar. James too was devastated at numerous deaths in his life and especially shocked by the detached public reaction to his female friend Constance Woolson’s suicide, which has prompted him to write a story about a man who exces- sively cares about the dead.

Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story

Short story by the prolific American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He spent much of his life in Europe and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for novels, novellas and short stories based on themes of consciousness and morality. The Altar of the Dead, first published in James' collection Terminations in 1895 after the story failed of magazine publication, is a fable of literally life and death significance.

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Talvinl Talvinl
This story is Henry James at his best. As he ages, George Stransom can't let go of his love for Mary Antrim, who died before they could be wed. He seems to be successful at work but his devotion to Mary leads him to lavishly embellish a chapel in a Catholic church into an altar to Mary. He adds a candle for each friend who dies and spends more and more time there among his lost loved ones. From his first visit to the church, he notices a woman in black who often visits his chapel and as time goes on they develop a deep friendship. The reader can't help wishing that these two could spend less time in the past and learn to enjoy one another in the present, but alas, it is too late when they arrive at that possibility. The story ends with a "Gift of the Magi" twist and the reader closes the book with a sigh.
FLIDER FLIDER
This short novella from Henry James has many of the touches that I love in his writing, but doesn't go quite as deep as "The Ambassadors," "Portrait of a Lady," or some of his other masterpieces. But it's a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
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Steel balls Steel balls
In Henry James’ ‘The Altar of the Dead’ , a man, George Stransom, is horrified by the idea of how brief our time is and how quickly we are forgotten and so he builds an altar of candles for the people he has known who have died in an effort to keep their memories alive for a bit longer. There are candles for all of his late acquaintances except for one, who did him a terrible injustice. After some arrangements this altar is installed in a church and the man visits regularly. A woman begins sitting at the altar, also visiting her dead. Eventually, bound by grief, they begin a sort of friendship, until a revelation occurs that seemingly makes their companionship untenable.

The entire story is a sort of literary memento mori , which I enjoy, and the writing is itself like multiple candles in the night–both luminous and dark. It’s the sort of story that can be read multiple times without losing its capacity to impress.

The idea of a person not truly being gone until they are forgotten is also covered in Kevin Brockmeier’s quite good The Brief History of the Dead , which is based on the belief of some African tribes that there are three types of people, the living, the recently departed (whom the living still remember) and the dead whose names are only known.
Felhalar Felhalar
The Altar of the Dead, by Henry James, about a man bsessed with worshipping his dead, is overall a good book. There are some confusing points in the book, mostly due to the fact that it was written in the early 1900's. The subject is very interesting though, and I really liked the ending. I give it 3 stars!!