Perhaps precisely because of its interpretative ambiguity, James’s spookiest “tale” has been adapted for stage, screen, ballet, and opera many many times. There’s a new page under the “Videothek” that has a smattering of some of these, to give you a partial sense of this scope — by Wikipedia’s count, there have been some 17 distinctly different adaptations over the last fifty years.
Hey fellow Jamesians — as you engage with Portrait, check out this recent New Yorker piece on Henry’s fiction, here.
All readings up and posted (apologies for delay). The most important one to focus on is the Intro to The Literary Remains of the Late Henry James, which became William James de facto debut as a thinker and writer.
In the meantime, apropos to our conversation last week, here is a podcast of the NPR segment that I had mentioned which features an interview with Deborah Blum and her work on William James and “ghost-hunting” — the William James segment starts at 17:30 minutes
Stuff under construction — come again soon…