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Entries from March 29th, 2011

A word of encouragement

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hi folks, You all did some really good interpretive work in class today. It was a pleasure to hear you make sense of James’s stories as you–as a group–explained what he seems to mean by “the real thing.” Thank you. For those who didn’t make it to the seminar today, here’s one observation Samantha made about how Henry James seems to […]

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If you did not write about “The Real Thing” or “The Pupil,” try this prompt for blog #5

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Take a look at this image of Holbein’s 1533 painting, “The Ambassadors.”  After reading the first two books of Henry James’s The Ambassadors (1903), in preparation for Thursday’s meeting, write one paragraph about what seeing the painting adds to your reading of the book. Then, write second paragraph about what reading the book adds to what […]

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