About the Book
Lee received his PhD in Literature from Stanford University in 1970 and taught in colleges and universities for 32 years. His first book The Metaphor of Painting was published in 1980, chosen by Donald Kuspit, the art critic. Lee went on to publish Finding the Figure in the Carpet: Vision and Silence in the Works of Henry James, his major work on Henry James in 2006 and then revised all 603 pages in 2017. He and his wife, Alice, both live and write in a house they designed and built in the mountains of Western North Carolina.