Das Durchdrehen der Schraube

Eine Geistergeschichte

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428260

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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100. Todestag von Henry James Eine der verstörendsten und raffiniertesten Geschichten für spannende Abende: Eine junge Pfarrerstochter wird auf einem abgeschiedenen englischen Landgut als Gouvernante eingestellt. Als ihr die Geister zweier verstorbener Angestellter erscheinen, verfällt sie in den wahnhaften Eifer, die Kinder beschützen zu müssen. Unheilvolle Dinge geschehen ...

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Giunti Editore

ISBN: 8809753216

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

View: 8772


ePub: FL0053; PDF: FL1294

Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw

Author: Patricia Howard,Richard Wagner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521283564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 8342


This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw. The opening chapters by Vivien Jones and Patricia Howard deal with the literary source of the opera Oames's novella), the structure of the libretto, and the technique by which a short story was transformed into an opera. The central chapter, on the musical style and structures of the opera, includes an account of the composition process deduced from early sketches of the work by John Evans, an analysis of the unique form of the opera with a more detailed examination of the last scene by Patricia Howard, and an account of the significance and effect of the orchestration by Christopher Palmer. Finally, Patricia Howard traces the stage history of the work, from its initial reception in Venice in 1954, through some seminal reinterpretations in the 1960s to its present established position in the repertoire. The book is generously illustrated and there is also a bibliography and discography.

Die Gouvernante in Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw": Gefallener Engel oder neurotische Mörderin?

Author: Bert Bobock

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640188896


Page: 28

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Essay aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Einfuhrung in die amerikanische Literaturwissenschaft I, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Gleichsam ob Henry James' Novelle The Turn of the Screw aus einer biographischen, psychoanalytischen, theologischen, politischen oder einer homoerotischen Perspektive analysiert wird, die Tatsache, dass es sich um eine fiktive Geschichte handelt, sollte in keiner der Interpretationen unterbewertet werden. Die Schwierigkeit, Henry James Geistergeschichte nicht eindeutig lesen und bewerten zu konnen, macht sie besonders reizvoll und einzigartig. Ein Aspekt, unter dem man sich Henry James' The Turn of the Screw nahern kann, ist verbunden mit der Frage, ob die Gouvernante einen gefallenen Engel oder eine neurotische Morderin verkorpert. Die Beantwortung dieser Frage ist abhangig von der Einstellung, inwiefern die Geistererscheinungen fur die Gouvernante Realitat oder Imagination sind. Henry James selbst sah The Turn of the Screw als 'a piece of ingenuity pure and simple' und 'an irresponsible little fiction', 'a work of cold artistic calculation'1. In diesem Zusammenhang ist zu hinterfragen, ob 'gestorte' Sexualitat, wie sie Edmund Wilson in seinem Essay "The Ambiguity of Henry James"2 verwendet, tatsachlich als Erklarungsmodell fur die Geistergestalten und die Schuld der Gouvernante dienen kann. Der Versuch, das Verhalten der Gouvernante mit wissenschaftlicher Methode bis in das kleinste Detail zu analysieren, sich daraufhin nicht nur ein Urteil uber ihren Geisteszustand-, sondern Ableitungen uber ihre unterdruckte Sexualitat zu machen, scheint in den von Sigmund Freuds Psychoanalyse inspirierten Interpretationen ubertieben. Bei meiner Gegenuberstellung der psychoanalytischen Perspektive Stanley Renners (basierend auf Wilsons These) und der religiosen Betrachtungsweise Dorothea Krooks3 ("

James's The Turn of the Screw

Author: Leonard Orr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826424325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 107

View: 8676


A concise, authoritative but very readable guide to The Turn of the Screw, offering students a guide to contexts, language, criticism and reading the text.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Jeffrey Hatcher

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822215547

Category: Drama

Page: 50

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THE STORY: Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, this adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned c

The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141389761

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8274


An unsettling new collection of Henry James's best short stories exploring ghosts and the uncanny 'There had been a moment when I believed I recognised, faint and far, the cry of a child; there had been another when I found myself just consciously starting as at the passage, before my door, of a light footstep' 'I see ghosts everywhere', wrote Henry James, who retained a fascination with the supernatural and sensational throughout his writing career. This new collection brings together eight of James's tales exploring the uncanny, including his infamous ghost story, 'The Turn of the Screw', a work saturated with evil, in which a fraught governess becomes convinced that malicious spirits are menacing the children in her care. The other masterly works here include 'The Jolly Corner', 'Owen Wingrave' and further tales of visitations, premonitions, madness, grief and family secrets, where the living are just as mysterious and unknowable as the dead. With an introduction and notes by Susie Boyt General Editor Philip Horne

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Diana Stewart,Charles Shaw,Henry James

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780817216726

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

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The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover.

The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482555

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In 1898, Henry James wrote a novella that would become one of the most famous and critically discussed ghost stories ever written, The Turn of the Screw. Three other examples of James’s tales of the supernatural, “The Altar of the Dead,” “The Beast in the Jungle,” and “The Jolly Corner,” are included in this edition. These texts reveal on both the thematic and narrative levels James’s deepest concerns as a writer. The texts in this edition are all drawn from the New York Edition of James’s works. The introduction traces the extensive critical debate around The Turn of the Screw, and situates the texts in contemporary discussions of the supernatural. Appendices include material on the tales’ reception, James’s writings on the supernatural, and the study of the supernatural in the nineteenth century.

New Essays on 'Daisy Miller' and 'The Turn of the Screw'

Author: Vivian R. Pollak

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521426817

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 153

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The introduction to this 1993 volume places James's fiction in the context of the family that conditioned his concern with the sexual politics of intimate experience. The essays that follow demonstrate the continuing appeal of his fiction through an analysis of two of his most widely read tales.

Analysis: Henry James ́ The Turn of the Screw

Author: Raoul Festante

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 363840708X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 18

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Hannover (Englisches Seminar Universität Hannover), course: Literature and Photography in the 19th Century America: Spectacles of the Body, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The “Turn of the Screw” was originally published as a serialized novel in a magazine called Colliers Weekly. Henry James finished the work on the story in 1897 and published the text which consisted of twelve chapters plus a prologue between January and April of 1898. James agreement to publish his story in Colliers Weekly was connected to the precondition that he would publish it also as a book. In 1908, James published his complete works under the title "The Turn of the Screw: The New York Edition." The Turn of the Screw was published at a time during which the interest in Psychical Research and supernatural phenomena was very predominant. The Society for Psychical Research had been founded in 1882 of which James ́ brother and father where both members of. Thus, James was not only familiar with the cases of ghost apparitions but used these informations for his ghost stories among which The Turn of the Screw surely became the most important to date. In the preface of his 1908 edition he stressed however the fact that Peter Quint and Miss Jessel were not ghosts in the traditional sense as the Society of Psychical Research where observing. He pointed out that “(...) Peter Quint and Miss Jessel are not “ghosts” at all, as we know the ghost, but goblins, elves, imps, demons as loosely constructed as those of the old trials of witchcraft; if not, more pleasingly, fairies of the legendary order, wooing their victims forth to see them dance under the moon.” 1 This and other passages in the preface of his New York edition from 1908 caused great controversy over the true meaning of The Turn of the Screw: The question was and still is: Is The Turn of the Screw a ghost story in the typical sense? Or is it on the other hand, it the story of a young, psychologically deranged and sexually repressed woman who sees the ghosts because of her inner struggles? In my paper, I will examine some of the character traits of the main protagonist, the governess and attempt to shed some light on the conspicuous elements apparent in The Turn of The Screw.

The Turn of the Screw (Illustrated)

Author: Henry James

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730998900

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 170

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The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader. The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover.

The Turn of the Screw

adapted for the stage

Author: Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571300332

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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A new adaptation of Henry James's classic novella adapted for the stage by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. This adaptation was first staged at the Almeida Theatre, London, in January 2013.

The Turn of the Screw & the Aspern Papers

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260698

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury. The Turn of the Screw is the classic ghost story for which James is most remembered. Set in a country house, it is a chilling tale of the supernatural told by a master of the genre. The Aspern Papers is a tale of Americans in Europe, a theme in which Henry James is at his most assured and accomplished. The author cleverly evokes the drama of comédie humaine against the settings of a Venetian palace.