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Live All You Can: Henry James in the Village


Henry James [Novelist], Digital ID 1510592, New York Public LibraryHenry James [Novelist], Digital ID 1510592, New York Public LibraryHenry James wrote one of the quintessential New York novels, Washington Square. He lived in Greenwich Village at 21 Washington Place. So on April 15, celebrate something other than paying your taxes. Celebrate Henry James's birthday!

Read one of his novels. Last November the Hudson Park Book Discussion Group discussed The Turn of the Screw, one of the all-time great ghost stories. It was a lot of fun.

Here is a quote from his novel The Ambassadors (1903):

Live all you can — it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had? ...What one loses one loses; make no mistake about that... The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have... Live!


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Awesome read.

Awesome read.

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