By Jean Strouse
Preface through Colm Tóibín.
The Jameses are possibly the main outstanding and exotic relations in American highbrow lifestyles. Henry’s novels, celebrated as top-of-the-line within the language, and William’s groundbreaking philosophical and mental works have gained those brothers an enduring position on the heart of the nation’s cultural firmament. much less popular is their enigmatic more youthful sister, Alice. yet as Jean Strouse’s beneficiant, probing, and deeply sympathetic biography indicates, Alice James was once a desirable and extraordinary determine in her personal correct. Tormented all through her brief lifestyles through an array of anxious issues, limited via social conference and inner clash from attaining the worldly luck she wanted, Alice used to be still a vibrant, witty author, an acute social observer, and as alert, inquiring, and interesting an individual as her recognized brothers. “The ethical and philosophical questions that Henry wrote up as fiction and William as science,” writes Strouse, “Alice easily lived.”
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