R. R. Reno is Editor of First Things. He is the author of, among others, Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism and the Future of the West, Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society, and Fighting the Noonday Devil and Other Essays Personal and Theological. He lives with his wife, Juliana, in New York City.
Advanced Praise for Duty, the Soul of Beauty: Henry James on the Beautiful Life
R. R. Reno has written a compelling, brilliant, and persuasive essay on the novels of Henry James’ late phase. Through his penetrating reading of two of these novels--The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl—Mr. Reno enlarges our understanding of how Henry James was able to bring beauty to his characters and moral grandeur to the act of resignation. We are in his debt.
—Joseph Epstein, author of Charm: The Elusive Enchantment