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Book Discussion: The Real Thing by Henry James

the real thing henry james

She looked as sad as a woman could look whose face was not charged with expression; that is her tinted oval mask showed friction as an exposed surface shows it. It had been suggested by the passage in which Rutland Ramsay, drawing up a chair to Artemisia's piano- stool, says extraordinary things to her while she ostensibly fingers out a difficult piece of music. Monarch came without her husband--she explained his absence by his having had to go to the City. It was a proof to me that they could find nothing else in life to do. Hunt was a dedicated teacher, patient with Henry, and unfailingly kind. Having the real thing before him proves to be exactly what an artist attempting to represent it does not want. I was not struck with him at first, and while I continued to draw I emitted rough sounds of discouragement and dismissal.

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The Realism of Henry James

the real thing henry james

I remember telling him that if I were only rich I would offer him a salary to come and teach me how to live. Richard Hocks, Sam Whitsitt refer. He could bear them with his wife--he couldn't bear them without her. At the end of his interaction with the Monarchs, the narrator discloses that he has given the couple some money so they will go away and leave him alone. I maintained that I was working exactly in the same way as when he last had done me the honour to commend me.

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The Real Thing, by Henry James

the real thing henry james

She was not a person to conceal her scepticism if she had had a chance to show it. Yet it also raises questions about the relationship between the notion of reality in our humdrum world, and the means that an artist must use in trying to achieve, or reflect, that reality. But before going out she asked me what she was to get into this time. If I could work them into it their future would be assured, for the labour would of course be long and the occupation steady. Fortunately they had no children--I soon divined that.

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The Real Thing Audiobook by Henry James

the real thing henry james

Besides, they had an eye to the great job I had mentioned to them--they had secretly set their hearts on supplying the right essence for my pictorial vindication of our fine novelist. It was indeed quite possible to arrange him, for the figure, so that it would have been difficult to detect his age. Such people as that, all convention and patent-leather, with ejaculations that stopped conversation, had no business in a studio. I couldn't go on doing the wrong thing to oblige them. It was she who scented danger first, for the Major was anecdotically unconscious. I took the Monarchs into my confidence, I told them frankly what I was about, I mentioned my embarrassments and alternatives. Apologies if this happened, because human users outside of Germany who are making use of the eBooks or other site features should almost never be blocked.

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The Real Thing

the real thing henry james

Actually James' realism is of a special sort. Thus James' realism would never allow the characters to perform actions that would be inconsistent with their true natures. I assented with a laugh that I fear was awkward and for the next ten minutes, while I worked, I heard the light clatter of china and the tinkle of spoons and glass. We are always able logically to understand all the actions of any character. He proved a sympathetic though a desultory ministrant, and had in a wonderful degree the sentiment de la pose.


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The Real Thing and Other Tales by Henry James

the real thing henry james

There, immediately, was a complication of a kind that I never had to fear with Miss Churm. It was strange to have to recognise in a scrap of a lazzarone a competitor to her magnificent Major. Monarch appealed to her husband. He comes to rely much more on two lower-class subjects who are nevertheless more capable, Oronte, an Italian, and Miss Churm, a lower-class Englishwoman. Her usual appearance was like a curtain which she could draw up at request for a capital performance. A studio was a place to learn to see, and how could you see through a pair of feather beds? If it be true I am content to have paid the price--for the memory. The question of whether art imitates life or if life imitates art also comes to mind.


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“The Real Thing” by Henry James

the real thing henry james

Miss Churm had to take the omnibus to Maida Vale and then walk half-a-mile. Their newness was losing its gloss, and it was impossible not to feel that they were objects of charity. Most recently updated: April 2, 2018. Their friends liked them, but didn't like to support them. The Monarchs speak and walk and carry themselves like the born aristocrats they are, and they are useless as models because the artist cannot make them look like anything else. On the other hand, when Miss Churm dresses up in an elegant costume, she automatically becomes a lady, even though it is a role.

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The Real Thing (story)

the real thing henry james

He had wandered to England in search of fortune, like other itinerants, and had embarked, with a partner and a small green handcart, on the sale of penny ices. Read by Nicholas Clifford The Real Thing is, on one level, a somewhat ironic tale of an artist and two rather particular models. Monarch had dropped again upon a divan and burst into tears. They wandered off into my little scullery, and I afterwards found that they had cleaned my knives and that my slender stock of plate had an unprecedented surface. On the basis of favorable reviews of that work, Hunt received more commissions, including a portrait of retiring Harvard President James Walker, and four prominent women: Mrs. There was a great deal of country-house life--treated, it is true, in a fine, fanciful, ironical, generalised way--and there was a considerable implication of knickerbockers and kilts.

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