The typist's remains: Theodora Bosanquet in recent fiction

Thurschwell, Pamela (2011) The typist's remains: Theodora Bosanquet in recent fiction. Henry James Review, 32 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 02730340

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Abstract

Secretary; suffragist; incisive critic and parodist of Henry James; witness to and recorder of his death bed dictations; writer of one of the best memoirs about James; tireless psychical researcher who channeled a marvelously verbose James after his death, Theodora Bosanquet was a novel waiting to happen. This article analyzes Bosanquet's recent appearances in Michiel Heyns's The Typewriter's Tale (2005), Cynthia Ozick's "Dictation" (2008) and David Lodge's Author, Author (2004) to consider the ways in which the boom in novelizing James might be seen as intimately bound up with the compelling figure of the turn-of-the-century secretary.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Pam Thurschwell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:41
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 14:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17744
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