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Clarifying the State of Henry James' Correspondence

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Clarifying the State of Henry James' Correspondence

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Clarifying the State of Henry James' Correspondence

Clarifying the State of Henry James' Correspondence

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A piece on last week's program prompted some confusion about the letters of American novelist Henry James. Novelist Cynthia Ozick talks to NPR's Liane Hansen about how James set fire to a mass of letters sent to him and some pages written by him that came into his possession. She also talks about what material survived and is valued today by those seeking insight into James.