Susan M. Griffin is a professor of English at the University of Louisville and editor of the Henry James Review.
The book does not disappoint. The essays may be incidental-reviews, introductions, lectures-but each conveys a sense of Toibin's deep engagement with his subject and his writer's way with words. Irish Times Anyone interested in Toibin's process of transforming the life of James into a novel of immense subtlety should look carefully at a recent volume of essays. -- Jay Parini Chronicle of Higher Education Informative to read. -- Bernard Richards Essays in Criticism