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WHOLE LIVES - Shapers of modern biography

WHITTEMORE, REED

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ISBN 10: 0801838177 / ISBN 13: 9780801838170
Verlag: The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore/London, 1989
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Designed by Martha Farlow. Looks at how specific biographers have handled their subjects and discusses how the art of biography has changed. Contents: I). Carlyle and his great men. II). Leslie Stephen's DNB and the Woolf rejoinders. III). Sigmund Freud and his disciples. IV). American biography. With notes, readings and index. Edward Reed Whittemore, Jr. (1919 - 2012) was an American poet, biographer, critic, literary journalist and college professor. 184 + (5) pag. Size: 23,5cmx15,5cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012065

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Titel: WHOLE LIVES - Shapers of modern biography

Verlag: The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore/London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1989

Einband: Cloth with dustjacket

Zustand: Good copy.

Auflage: 1st edition.

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Includes index.

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This companion to Whittemore's recent Pure Lives (which dealt with the origins of biography and with ancient through early modern biographers) starts with Carlyle's "inwardly driven (but hardly sexually driven) heroes" and moves adroitly through Freud and Bloomsbury to the contemporary likes of Mailer's Marilyn . The last chapter, with Whittemore browsing a public library's A-Z biography range and contemplating its significance, is a gem. The writing is fine, and the reader is constantly, actively engaged in the large question: What is biography? This and its forerunner are essential reading for anyone interested in biography as a genre. Oddly (perhaps because it seems to have been underreviewed), the libraries holding Pure Lives are overwhelmingly academic. Larger public libraries take note: this work is highly recommended.
- Robert E. Brown, Onondaga Cty. P.L., Syracuse, N.Y.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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