This Introduction outlines what is to follow in this book. This book aims to try to find what Henry James calls the “history of an effect of experience”, which means not only a way of thinking about composition, but the prehistory of the pragmatist insight that experience is not a matter of correspondence but of process and experiment. To make concrete the transition from thinking of experience as the squaring of inner and outer matters to thinking of experience as a process continued in composition, each chapter is organized around a particular scene or encounter.
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