Henry James, Louisa May Alcott, and the child

Beata Williamson


Among book reviews written by young Henry Hames, there is only one dealing with literature for the young. James’s opinion on Louisa May Alcott’s Eight Cousins is negative, yet the review deals rather with the didactic outcome of the novel and not with its literary aspects. James’s review is especially intriguing as it shows his attitude to matters which are definitely not the concern of his subsequent fiction – his approach to the upbringing of children.
Author Beata Williamson (FL / IEAS)
Beata Williamson,,
- Institute of English and American Studies
Other language title versionsHenry James, Louisa May Alcott i dziecko
Journal seriesBeyond Philology: An International Journal of Linguistics, Literary Studies and English Language Teaching, ISSN 1732-1220, e-ISSN 2451-1498, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in PolishHenry James, recenzje literackie, Louisa May Alcott, dzieci, literatura dziecięca
Keywords in EnglishHenry James, book reviews, Louisa May Alcott, children, children's literature
Abstract in PolishPośród recenzji literackich, które Henry James pisał w młodości, tylko jedna dotyczy literatury dziecięcej. James ostro krytykuje powieść Louisy May Alcott Eight Cousins, lecz jego negatywna opinia skierowana jest raczej na dydaktyczne aspekty książki, a nie jej literacką wartość. Recenzja Jamesa jest tym bardziej intrygująca, że zajmuje się sprawą wychowania dzieci – czyli tematem, który w późniejszych dziełach tego autora się nie pojawi.
URL https://fil.ug.edu.pl/sites/default/files/_nodes/strona-filologiczny/33797/files/beyond_philology_no_14_3.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)7
ScoreMinisterial score = 7.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 7.0, ArticleFromJournal
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