ABSTRACT

Henry James was sensitive to what newspapers said about him and his work, including the one- and two-sentence statements he called “paragraphs.” The examination of several databases (principally America's Historical Newspapers 1690–1922) yields myriad references to James. The preponderance of these so-called “paragraphs” are quoted and listed chronologically. Oddly, James's story “Papers” (1903) plays on his preoccupation but turns on the disappointment of a watcher of “paragraphs” when he discovers that the papers never mention his name.

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