By Jean Strouse
Preface through Colm Tóibín.
The Jameses are possibly the main striking and distinct kinfolk in American highbrow existence. Henry’s novels, celebrated as probably the greatest within the language, and William’s groundbreaking philosophical and mental works have received those brothers an enduring position on the middle 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 exhibits, Alice James was once a desirable and unprecedented determine in her personal correct. Tormented all through her brief lifestyles through an array of fearful problems, restricted by way of 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 someone as her well-known brothers. “The ethical and philosophical questions that Henry wrote up as fiction and William as science,” writes Strouse, “Alice easily lived.”
Read Online or Download Alice James: A Biography PDF
Similar biography books
Celebrating the darkish origins of our such a lot American tune, state unearths a wild shadowland of historical past that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven; medieval fable and musical miscegenation; intercourse, medicines, homicide; and rays of fierce illumination on Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, well-known and forgotten, whose demonology is America's personal.
Grade nine Up–This bold sequence corrals global history's significant doers and thinkers whose paintings demanding situations and conjures up humans constantly, or incites swap or reform on a wide scale. humans of many races and nationalities are represented. cautious wording bridges one chronologically prepared article to the following, improving the concept one person's paintings builds on an previous individual's accomplishments.
The sort of writing varies a few from article to article. a few items are written in an obtainable, elementary kind, whereas others are convoluted. Painters and Sculptors states, for instance, that …the complicated tradition of overdue Medicean Florence, which used to be concurrently infused with the romantic sentiment of courtly love and with the humanist curiosity for Classical antiquity and its vanished creative traditions, hired those mythological figures extra absolutely and in additional properly antiquarian fashion.
That apart, this sequence is a goldmine. a couple of black-and-white illustrations seem all through.
During this ebook, Corey Taylor undertakes anything by no means ahead of tried within the historical past of rock superstardom: he is taking you with him as he trips undercover via a number of ghostbusting teams who do their top to collect info and facts concerning the life of spirits. a few are extra credible than others, and, frankly, a few are thoroughly insane, yet all are saw with acceptable seriousness as Taylor makes an attempt to higher comprehend a number of the spooky issues that experience occurred to him in his existence, specifically that evening on the chilly apartment.
This moment quantity of the acclaimed Cambridge biography of D. H. Lawrence covers the years 1912-22, the interval within which he solid his acceptance as one of many maximum and such a lot debatable writers of the 20th century. the tale opens because the twenty-six-year-old Lawrence travels to Germany with Frieda Weekley, the spouse of a college professor and mom of 3 babies.
- The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon
- Seeing Through Places: Reflections on Geography and Identity
- Universal Man: The Lives of John Maynard Keynes
- Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator
- Riding the Waves. A Life in Sound, Science, and Industry
Extra resources for Alice James: A Biography
Already the Emperor was sailing to meet her on the Greek island of paradise. He was on board He took the imperial yacht Phantasie, escorted by five battieships. Elisabeth back to the Castello Miramare near Trieste, the last palace of his unfortunate brother Maximilian and his young wife, the Coburg Princess Charlotte. After the defeat in Italy, Maximilian was no longer the ruler of Lombardy and Venetia. The pillars of the marble and sandstone palace by the sea could hardly support his dis- appointment, although the impossible dream of an empire in Mexico was awaiting his choice.
He was on board He took the imperial yacht Phantasie, escorted by five battieships. Elisabeth back to the Castello Miramare near Trieste, the last palace of his unfortunate brother Maximilian and his young wife, the Coburg Princess Charlotte. After the defeat in Italy, Maximilian was no longer the ruler of Lombardy and Venetia. The pillars of the marble and sandstone palace by the sea could hardly support his dis- appointment, although the impossible dream of an empire in Mexico was awaiting his choice.
Unlike the sea- worthy Elisabeth, Princess Victoria would be in two days and feel more dead than alive. sick twenty-one times more Feeling alive just at the sight of Gastouri Bay, Elisabeth arrived at Corfu and displaced on the British Consul there from his residence medical adviser, to Trieste with in the laurels, recovery. and she bathed She took long walks in the sea. She wrote back to her husband of sailing far out in the bay and swimming rocks as well as watching the moonlight Her life, she on trifle that among the the waters with her dogs.
Alice James: A Biography by Jean Strouse