Finding the Figure in the Carpet Vision and Silence in the Works of Henry James by Lee McKay Johnson

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"The Figure in the Carpet" is also significant because it prefigures a prominent twentieth-century literary theory, that of the death of the author, expounded in the late s by Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault.

According to this theory (which today we may take for granted), it is the text itself that speaks, and the author is a mere function/5(27). Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past [McClay, Wilfred M.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past5/5(1). "The Figure in the Carpet" is also significant because it prefigures a prominent twentieth-century literary theory, that of the death of the author, expounded in the late s by Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault.

According to this theory (which today we may take for granted), it is the text itself that speaks, and the author is a mere by: 7. Henry James () published “The Figure in the Carpet” in He is best known for his novel “The Portrait of a Lady,” first published in He frequently filled his tales with ambiguity and even obscurity, as he does in this page short story.

He never gave us an interpretation of this story/5(28). Henry James () published “The Figure in the Carpet” in He is best known for his novel “The Portrait of a Lady,” first published in He frequently filled his tales with ambiguity and even obscurity, as he does in this page short story.

He never gave us an interpretation of this story/5. The motif and title story, The Figure in the Carpet, is an inspired joke, a masterpiece of double-entendre that demands the readers undivided love and attention and continues to baffle The stories in this collection were written mostly between anda time when Henry James’s writing was concerned with the art of fiction and the position of the artist in society.4/5.

The figure in the carpet might take on another twist or two, but the sentence had virtually been written. The writer might go down to his grave: she was the person in the world to whom—as if she had been his favoured heir—his continued existence was least of a need.

Buy Finding the Figure in the Carpet by Lee McKay Johnson from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: In a gesture of compensation (one supposes), Vereker confides to the narrator that his fictions are all linked by a single idea or scheme that no critic has ever noticed but that is the very secret of all of his work.

This is the famous “figure in the carpet” of the story’s. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James I HAD done a few things and earned a few pence - I had perhaps even had time to begin to think I was finer than was perceived by the patronising; but when I take the little measure of my course (a fidgety habit, for it's none of the longest yet) I count my realFile Size: KB.

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The Figure in the Carpet Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Short stories, American Subject: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction Subject: Women novelists -- Fiction Subject: Critics -- Fiction Subject: Secrecy -- Fiction Category: Text: EBook-No.

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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. LibriVox recording of The Figure in the Carpet, by Henry James. The story ostensibly concerns a young literary critic who greatly admires the writer Hugh Vereker. A meeting with Vereker, however, shows him that he – and all other critics – have in fact missed the great point of Vereker's work, and the critic (and his editor) thereupon devote themselves to trying to unravel the mystery.

THE FIGURE IN THE CARPET J. HILLIS MILLER English, Yale University Images of filaments, ficelles, lines, figures drawn with lines, woven or embroidered cloth, thread themselves through the dense metaphorical texture of Henry James's prefaces.' These prefaces taken together no doubt form the most important treatise on the novel in English.

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Title: Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: Dimensions: X (inches) Weight: 1 pound 10 ounces ISBN: Pages: The narrator, a writer, prides himself on his astute review of Hugh Vereker's latest novel.

Vereker dismisses his efforts, explaining that all critics have "missed my little point," "the particular thing I've written my books most for," "the thing for the critic to find," "my secret," "like a complex figure in a Persian carpet.".

"The Figure in the Carpet" in Cosmopolis 1 (January–February ): "The Figure in the Carpet" in Cosmopolis 1 (January ): 41– "The Figure in the Carpet" in Cosmopolis 1 (February ): – — First publication in any form "The Figure in the Carpet" in Embarrassments (London: William Heinemann, ): 3– — English first book edition "The Figure in the Carpet" in.

James' story follows the unnamed narrator as he tries to discern the "figure in the carpet." Other important characters are his friend George Corvick, another literary critic, who gives the narrator the opportunity to review Vereker's novel in the first place; and George's love interest Gwendolen Erme, whom he hopes to marry when her mother dies/5(18).

One of the finest fictions about the role of the literary reviewer must surely be Henry James’s story ‘The Figure in the Carpet’. When the narrator of the short fiction is asked to write a review of the latest novel by Hugh Vereker it is, of course, for The Middle, a highbrow literary journal so-named ‘from the position in the week of its day of appearance’.

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“The Pattern in the Carpet” — a reference to the Henry James short story “The Figure in the Carpet,” in which a celebrated author dies without having conveyed to the world at large the. The Puzzling Message of Figure in the Carpet At the beginning of "The Figure in the Carpet", the main character considers the criticism of literature to be a career, something he does for money.

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