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December Event for Alice James: A Biography

To mark the recent re-issue of Jean Strouse’s Bancroft Prize-winning biography of Alice James, Strouse will be discussing the James family with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review at The New York Public Library on December 7th.

As Colm Tóibín declares in the preface of the re-issue, “Jean Strouse’s biography succeeds in giving Alice James her full due.” Alice was the tragically overlooked younger sister of William and Henry James; she possessed a fiery intelligence that was at odds with her claustrophobic life and societal norms. Written in a unique Jamesian style, Strouse’s biography presents a breathtaking account of Alice’s tortured existence, capturing her indomitable energy and heroic moments—as well as the bizarre dynamics of the entire James family.

December 7 at 7pm
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
(5th Avenue at 42nd Street)

Free and Open to the Public, but RSVP required.
Click here for more information and to reserve seats.