Jamesian

ADJECTIVE
  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his writing
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of William James or his philosophy or his teachings
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How To Use Jamesian In A Sentence

  • Often referred to as a Proustian painter because he painted from memory rather than from life, Bonnard is even more a Jamesian one. The Nation: Top Stories
  • We are not likely to approach a work of fiction about James as Jamesian scholars.
  • Herein lies the unmistakable whiff of a work in progress - and its corollary - the promise of further unputdownable Jamesian intrigue.
  • My faith in Henry James notwithstanding (recall the Jamesian dictum to allow the writer his/her donnée and criticize only what is made of it), that reader's comment lingered (obviously!), and its impact wasn't fully assuaged even when other, equally wise authority figures told me otherwise. Practicing Writing
  • Those who are familiar with James's ghost stories will see at once that this is a quintessentially Jamesian situation, so much so that one wonders why it never occurred to him to write about it. Her Master's Voice From the Other Side
  • Where Carol Shields is swift, effervescent, and inclined to ideas, Alice Elliott Dark is introspective, brooding, willing to risk a kind of Jamesian stasis in the hope of deepening our engagement with her characters. An Endangered Species
  • Or maybe I just prefer my insights into Victorian drug enthusiasms with a dose of a Jamesian humor. A Miracle Drug's Dark Side
  • The accusation in "Monopolizing the Master" is that, through winning over the James heirs as well as librarians wherever Jamesian material was stored, Edel was able to tie up the James papers for his all but exclusive use for more than a generation. The Afterlife of the Lion
  • For all his rhetoric about objectivity and rationalism, the Jamesian is not a scientist, but a mystic. The Religion of Prediction
  • Given the calibre of many of the people already there, I believe we can safely answer that with a resounding Jamesian affirmative. Education needs a new gaffer – call Lord Fergie | Harry Pearson
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