By P.B. High
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The man, however, wants to stay in Europe. Henry James never tries to give a large, detailed picture of society. Rather, in his stories, he selects a single situation or problem: often, the problem is about the nature of art. Then, using his imagination, he studies that one problem from various points of view. In his excellent short stories, we can clearly see how this method works. In The Real Thing ( r 893) , the problem is how art changes reality. An artist wants to create a picture of typical aristocrats.
Howells's next novel, The Rise oj Silas Lapham ( 1 885) , is about an ordinary, uneducated man who becomes rich in the paint business. I t describes his unsuccessful attempt t o join Boston's " high society" . In coincidence, two events that happen, b y chance, at the same time. , ideology, set of ideas that may point the way for society. I Herl�Y James, by Lhe arLis! John Sin/ier Sargent 00: ) Chapter Seven The Era of Realism and Naturalism By 1 875, American writers were moving toward realism in literature.
And as editor, he was able to help younger novelists like Hamlin Garland and Stephen Crane. He was also a friend and supporter of Mark Twain and Henry James. Howells put his realist theories into practice in his novels. The theme ofA lv/odern Instance ( 1 88 2 ) one of his earlier novels, shocked the public. It was about divorce, a subject which was not talked and written about openly. His characters are very complex and very unromantic. The author blames society for their troubles. This is a position he took in many of his later novels as well.
An Outline of American Literature (PENG) by P.B. High