"The relationship of brothers William and Henry James is one of the great mysteries of American literature. Short of reading the dozens of volumes of their correspondence, there was little hope of understanding it. J.C. Hallman has read all of them, and has distilled and illuminated their exchanges in this insightful and suspenseful story-essay. The work of William James is having a critical renaissance in our post-freudian, post-jungian, postmodern age, and it is breath-taking to read here how the modern novel and postmodern philosophy were shaped in the James crucible." Andrei Codrescu, author of So Recently Rent a World.
"J.C. Hallman’s Wm & H’ry is an insightful, thorough analysis of Henry and William James’s letters, a delightfully intelligent and intimate study of their work, mutual influence, and the profound impact of the masters’ legacy." Actor and James Scholar Hélène Cardona, author of Dreaming My Animal Selves
“J.C. Hallman’s cogent and imaginative musing on this fertile, conflicted, and brilliant literary correspondence . . . is rich in detail and important for our understanding of both William and Henry James . . .” John J. McDermott, general editor of The Correspondence of William James