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Henry James

Film Review, What Maisie Knew: Is the Kid All Right?

Erika Milvy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Erika Milvy

What does a six-year-old girl understand about the tumultuous life of grown-ups? The new film, What Maisie Knew, asks that question. The movie is a gut-churning domestic drama about a turbulent divorce and its collateral damage.

Chaim Potok's Asher Lev Still Lives

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Did I mention that he is a Hasidic Jew? Asher Lev makes Matisyahu look like beat-boxing was never meant for anything more racy than a bar mitzvah.

Ghosts

Tony Woodcock | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Woodcock

Why do we love terrifying ourselves? I am sure we've all experienced those spine-tingling moments as a child telling the most frightening stories late at night when parents are asleep.

The Joseph Epstein Cult

Francis Levy | Posted 12.06.2012 | Home
Francis Levy

Joseph Epstein's "The James cult" in the October 2012 The New Criterion is a terrific essay. He calls himself a Jacobite, a wonderful locution in and ...

Happiness Depending on Marriage? A Feminist Response to Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens in The Heiress

Carey Purcell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Jessica Chastain's ascent up the onstage staircase in the final scene of The Heiressis an inspiring moment in a play that is nothing but thought-provoking and timely -- unsettlingly so.

Stage Door: The Heiress, Ivanov, No Escape

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"Revenge is a dish best served cold." The sentiment comes courtesy of The Godfather, but it applies to the moving Broadway revival of The Heiress at the Walter Kerr.

The Heiress Inherits a Natural Beauty

Zach Udko | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
Zach Udko

Asking an audience to believe that Chastain could stroll through Washington Square Park without attracting the eye of a single bachelor requires a highly active imagination.

First Nighter: Jessica Chastain as 'The Heiress' -- or Not

David Finkle | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

It's as simple as this: If you've got a play called The Heiress, it's absolutely obligatory that whoever assumes the eponymous role is utterly persuasive. Unfortunately, that's not the case at the Walter Kerr.

Modern Love, Set In The 1850s

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.26.2012 | Arts

“I think that I’ve always been a great lover of Henry James,” director Moisés Kaufman told The Huffington Post in a recent interview. "He had s...

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's easy to mock the feelings it evokes, but that's a shallow reading of a much deeper film. Cloud Atlas is one of the best films I've seen this year and one of the most satisfying.

Henry James: Vanilla Ice Cream with Brandied Peaches

Nicole Villeneuve | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home
Nicole Villeneuve

For the James family, canning peaches was one way to keep that taste of summer all year round. Add a little brandy to the syrup before canning them, and you have an extra-special treat; spooned over ice cream, they were James' favorite dessert.

In Response to Anthony Lane's New Yorker Piece on The Portrait of a Lady

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home
Gina Barreca

Anthony Lane has just written about The Portrait of a Lady. Although Lane is his usual charming self, things are different when he gets to Henry James. I hate to admit it even to myself, but I think I think he misses the point of James' novel.

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

PHOTOS: 3 Amazing Literary Pilgrimages

Tania Seibert | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Tania Seibert

Despite the sweat stains, blistered toes, and hefty amount of complaining, on my part, during these scheduled hikes to each writer's house, there is no sweeter taste than that of completing a 12 mile hike with an afternoon nap in Virginia Woolf's garden.

Welcome to HuffPost DC and Our 'City of Conversation'

Michael Grass | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Michael Grass

As Henry James wrote, "Washington talks about herself, and about nothing else." At HuffPost DC, we hope to make sense of all that conversation, and host the discussion, too.

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.

Top 10 Tales Of Americans In Europe

guardian.co.uk | Esi Edugyan | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home

From Henry James to James Baldwin, the novelist chooses the best books exploring the New World's romance with 'that dazzling, elusive, imaginary place...

Turn of the Screw Gets a Stunning New Turn at LA Opera

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The Turn of the Screw's LA Opera production is a game-changer. Its musical realization is first rate, allowing the work to shine as a towering masterpiece.

The Droll Insight Of Trollope

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Morais

To be so amused and enlightened by the political machinations of the Barchester clergy is priceless. But to do so for the price of a Taco Bell burrito makes this Kindle offer one of the best bargains around.

Exclusive Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

I think fiction lends itself to messiness rather than the ideal, and plays well with the ironies surrounding what happens versus what should happen.

I Confess: I'm a Book Slut

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.06.2015 | Home
Lev Raphael

For as long as I can remember, I was a monogamous reader. I'd start a book and read it straight through no matter how much time that took. Now I'm a book slut.

Penguin Re-Releases The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cynthia Ellis

Reading The Woman in White is not unlike being in a cage surrounded by sharks, if you could somehow eat crème brulee at the same time. It is exquisitely uncomfortable.

Top 10 Ghost Stories

guardian.co.uk | Kate Mosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The celebrated author of novels such as "The House of Mirth", Wharton was also a terrific writer of ghostly tales. A blend of Poe, Hawthorne and Henry...

Henry James Meets Jack the Ripper -- Maybe

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Hoenig

Admittedly, I do not read many mysteries, but this particular one, which is steeped in history and offers another consideration on who the notorious murderer may have been, had me intrigued.

From Jane Austen to Henry James: A Writer’s Journey

Paula Marantz Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Marantz Cohen

Jane Austen, with her elegant novelistic structure and unerring wit, was my first teacher. My greatest influence in the realm of ideas was Henry James.