Ames also notes (see the “readings” section) that his site soon will feature:
a young writer/scholar’s fascinating expose about the mystery of Henry James’s testicles. This issue of what exactly happened to the great writer’s testicles has long been a sore spot for James scholars, as well as for James.
I alluded to this mystery in my novel, The Extra Man, and in my memoir, What’s Not to Love?, and a reader of these works, the young scholar/writer in question, has gone to great lengths to clear up this testicular mystery, and soon on this website you will see the results of his labor. As a tease to keep you interested, the young scholar has unearthered evidence that Hemingway may have somewhat based his neutered hero of The Sun Also Rises on James.
I should mention that the rumor I heard long ago, and which I referenced in my books, is that James burned his testicles and that this accounted for the style of his prose, which nonetheless took a lot of balls to produce.