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Becoming William James

Author: Howard M Feinstein
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For William James, work was the problem. Ultimately, going to work was the resolution, and James's quest for meaningful work remains as relevant at the end of the twentieth century as it was in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feinstein, Howard M.
Becoming William James.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1984
(OCoLC)557681137
Online version:
Feinstein, Howard M.
Becoming William James.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1984
(OCoLC)608510992
Named Person: William James; William James; William James; William James; William James; William James; William James
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard M Feinstein
ISBN: 0801416175 9780801416170 0801415713 9780801415715
OCLC Number: 10322681
Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: bk. 1. Grandfather --
Tenants become landlords --
bk. 2. Father --
A crime against childhood --
Flight from union --
A conflict of wills --
Ideology for a prodigal --
Words and work --
bk. 3. Son --
A painter's vocation --
The murdered self --
Evolution at Harvard --
Basic science vs. the humbug of medicine --
Vacation in Brazil --
The use and abuse of illness --
An invalid physician --
A singular life --
An ontological window --
Two brothers at war and a sister at home --
Declining fortunes --
A sort of fatality --
Professor James.
Responsibility: Howard M. Feinstein.

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"A study equal in richness to James himself." * American Historical Review * "Howard Feinstein has written a brilliant study of William's crises over idleness, illness, and vocation within the Read more...

 
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