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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Short studies of American authors 23 11 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men 18 4 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 4 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli 3 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 3 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 3, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 2 0 Browse Search
Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America. 1 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Short studies of American authors, Howells. (search)
Howells. It has perhaps been a misfortune to Mr. Howells, that in his position of editor of TMr. Howells, that in his position of editor of The Atlantic Monthly he has inevitably been shielded from much of that healthful discussion which isriticism awarded to each! Each new book by Mr. Howells is received with an almost monotonous prais no reason for this difference, except that Mr. Howells edits The Atlantic Monthly, and that all otomparison in some respects underrates that of Howells; but his field is — or has until lately seemehas permanently set up his easel in Europe, Mr. Howells in America; and the latter has been, from ty of the Aroostook; it will re-appear while Mr. Howells lives. He is really contributing importantiety in its formative process, you must go to Howells; he alone shows you the essential forces in y barely accomplished this in Vanity fair; Mr. Howells was far less successful in the most powerfu heroine seems to me the high-water mark of Mr. Howells. It has been feared that he would always r[4 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Short studies of American authors, Henry James, Jr. (search)
the business man, the journalist. Mr. James has kept a little too good company: we do not find in his books such refreshing types of hearty and robust manhood as Howells, with all his daintiness, finds it easy to depict in Colonel Ellison and the skipper of the Aroostook. Then Mr. James's life has been so far transatlantic, that o write the last few pages. However strong the characterizations, however skilful the plot, the reader is left discontented. If in this respect he seems behind Howells, it must be remembered that James habitually deals with profounder emotions, and is hence more liable to be overmastered. Longfellow says to himself in his Hyperse strings, touch those deeper strings more boldly, or the notes shall die away like whispers, and no ear shall hear them save thine own. It is James rather than Howells who has heeded this counsel. The very disappointment which the world felt at the close of The American was in some sense a tribute to its power: the author had c