Style of James With respect to Joyce?— “it is a lofty language, vulgarity excised, compared to a scientific language, vulgarity enlarged.”

…With respect to Proust?, “James’ is a social rather than personal style. It is that of educated refined persons, sorting each other out, rather than that of the solitary genius, sorting out himself.” (Sense that Proust, unlike James, thought the refined don’t know.)

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