By some bizarre twist of logic, many Nettels revel in the scheduling frenzy," he said.
The opposition between the standpoint of Howells the liberal critic and Howells the conservative novelist is then shown in reverse in the case of Henry James whose fiction, Nettels avers, depicts 'women who surpass men in the power to initiate and control action' (p.
Ironically, Howells questions upper society's birthright to top the hierarchy of cultural tastes no more than Silas does that of lifestyles; the author may have a few suggestions on their literary preferences, but in general his narrator identifies with the Brahmins in artistic judgments and, as Elsa Nettels notices, in the use of language.
Elsa Nettels remarks that "in `Ship Island,' as in many of Spencer's stories, sudden inexplicable occurrences give an eerie quality to the sharply defined scenes and characters.
Those who have described the effects of this felicity comprise a short list: George Arms (travel sketches), Elsa Nettels (the fiction), this reviewer (literary memoirs) and lamentably few others.
Elsa Nettels says "the spirit of Yanko, his piety, his attachment to the language and the traditions of his homeland [.