292 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 16 illus., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5726-7
Published: February 2012
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6070-0
Published: November 2000
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Originally published 1996.
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“An extremely competent, professional, and serious study of two writers with a rich and complex relationship to the writing of their own lives and those of others.”Modern Language Review Yearbook of English Studies
“Clearly one of the strengths of [this book] is the sophistication and clarity with which Caramello identifies the significance of his critical moves. . . . [A] lucid and illuminating book.”--a/b: Auto/Biographical Studies
"Caramello's dual portrait makes a significant contribution to our received images of James. Convincing, thoughtfully composed, dense with local insights yet readable, his study authoritatively catches its subject in the biographical act."--Henry James Review
"Anyone who is interested in James and Stein or the biographical act will find this to be an indispensable study."--English Literature in Transition
"Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act is an important study, which incorporates new scholarship on James and Stein in a theoretically sophisticated approach to literary experimentation with biography and autobiography in Anglo-American modernism. In his focus on gender issues in James and Stein, Caramello contributes to the revision of modernism in which Stein rightly plays a central role."--John Carlos Rowe, University of California, Irvine