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05-04-2007, 05:20 AM
Hi, I would appreciate any help with the below Henry James quote. I need the details of the source (title, date, page number) for an essay but forgot to source it at the time:redface: .

‘Experience is never limited and it is never complete…it is an immense sensibility, a kind of spiders web of the finest silken thread suspended in the chambers of consciousness and catching every airborne particle in its tissue…’


05-04-2007, 05:36 AM
Henry James's Evasion of the Pictorial

05-04-2007, 05:42 AM
Thanks, that was fast, i'll take a look and see if I can get the page number. Cheers

05-04-2007, 05:43 AM
I don't know the page nr. sorry
good luck

05-04-2007, 06:20 AM
Sorry to be a pain but I've got a deadline! I've had a good look on the net and can't find any reference to Evasion of the Pictorial. It's as if it doesn't exist! Has anyone got any ideas how to get a copy in the UK, or an article on the net which refers to the quote I need? There's a paper by Mark desiderio in HJ Review, but my athens account isn't regsistered.

05-04-2007, 06:29 AM

i did not find anything else and this doesn't help.

05-04-2007, 06:46 AM
Thanks Moira, I'll order Mark Desiderio's article from the British Library.

05-04-2007, 08:03 AM
Ah, found it in the 'Art of fiction,' (hence Desiderio's 'Art of friction?), found it at http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/engl462/artfiction.html
paragraph 6. Still have to get the page number though!

05-04-2007, 03:55 PM
I don't know if this will help you, but here's the citation for it in The Portable Henry James (Roughly MLA, so you'll have to jack around with it):

James, Henry. "The Art of Fiction." The Portable Henry James. ed. John Auchard. New York: Penguin, 2004. 426-47.
The exact page in this book is 434.

05-05-2007, 12:28 PM
Fantastic, thankyou very much Jamesian