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Stanford, 280 pp., £30.50, March 2012, 978 0 8047 6932 7Show More
“... was also the matter of James’s actual bodily pain, a seemingly Old World debility: his back and his bowels were the subjects of countless agonised (and, for the robust William, trying) letters. MichaelAnesko’s archivally heroic and at times scandalmongering book traces the way the legendary Master took hold of the public imagination while stifling the real James. Monopolising the Master opens ...”