The Vain Appearance: Vision and The Ambassadors
When I was an undergraduate discovering Henry James, my friend Stephen Henderson, who was better-read than I, suggested that as I had enjoyed The American, I should try The Ambassadors next. “There’s this great scene near the end,” he enthused, “when Strether—he’s the American chap in Paris—sees his two friends in a rowing boat and realizes they’ve been having an affair all along.” Then he added rather wistfully, “I don’t think I ought to have told you that.” Indeed not.
KeywordsMoral Responsibility Religious Experience Aesthetic Experience Spiritual Experience Religious Conversion
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