Newswise — A commemorative stamp for American writer, Henry James, was released by the U.S. Postal Service on July 21. The stamp honoring James is the 31st inductee into the U.S. Postal Service’s Literary Arts Series. Others in the stamp series include Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zora Neale Hurston.
Greg Zacharias, professor of English at Creighton University, director of the Center for Henry James Studies at Creighton and executive director of the Henry James Society says the stamp highlights the importance of James’ work.
“On behalf of the international Henry James Society and especially its members in the United States, Henry James scholars and readers of his fiction and non-fiction are excited and grateful for the issue of the Henry James stamp in the United States Postal Service’s Literary Arts Stamps Series. Not only does the stamp recognize Henry James’s immense achievement as a literary artist, but it also recognizes his important legacy in the culture and cultural history of the United States,” says Zacharias.
James is known for works such as “Daisy Miller” and “The Turn of the Screw.” The stamp is a non-denominated three-ounce-rate stamp that costs 89 cents.