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The biographer's tale

Author: A S Byatt
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Phineas G. is fed up with stultifying criticism and decides to study the messiness of 'real life'. Doing nothing by halves, he sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a 'whole life' is hard to find. How do we put the idea of a person together? Everywhere he looks he finds fragments and gaps. Trails run cold and mysteries are unresolved. Phineas feels he is hunting shadows. Like a shaman flying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Carl von Linné; Francis Galton; Henrik Ibsen; Francis Galton; Henrik Ibsen; Carl von Linné
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A S Byatt
ISBN: 009928393X 9780099283935
OCLC Number: 46333429
Notes: Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000.
Description: 265 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: A.S. Byatt.

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Fed up with stultifying criticism, Phineas decides to study the messiness of 'real life'. Doing nothing by halves, he sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a 'whole life' is hard  Read more...

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