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ClarissaMach



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:14 am    Post subject: Henry James Reply with quote

I've read "The awkward age" and I'm currently reading "The ambassadors", both written by Henry James. Sometimes I found it so hard! Is his style a little bit more complex when compared to other American and English authors or have I simply grown dumb?
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pugachevV



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry James IS difficult to read.
He's generally lauded as one of the greatest writers, but I don't like his style at all.
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ClarissaMach



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, pugachevV.

I've finished "The ambassadors" and I'm planning to read "The portrait of a lady".
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!
I've just finished "The Portrait of a Lady". Tell me what you think of it once you're done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! I promiss you I'll post my comments if I manage to read "The portrait of a lady", but it will surely take a long time... Currently I'm reading other books: "The Prestes Column", "As barbas do imperador Dom Pedro II" - roughly translating, "(Brazilian) Emperor Pedro II's beard" -, "L'etranger" (my first book in French) and "Formação econômica do Brasil" (something like Brazil's economic foundation).
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