The Coxon Fund
By Henry James, Jr.
(Melville House Publishing, Paperback, 9781933633428, 103pp.)
Publication Date: August 25, 2009
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The greater the windbag the greater the calamity.
Henry James examines one of his favorite topics—the artist’s place in society—by profiling a “genius” who just can’t seem to support himself. A dazzling intellectual and brilliant speaker, Mr. Saltram has become the most sought-after houseguest in England. But, as his intellectual labors slacken, it beomes harder and harder to get him to leave.
A wry, edgy comedy about the fine line between making art...and freeloading. The Coxon Fund shows off a gift that is rarely appreciated about Henry James: he can be wickedly funny.
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