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Body parts : essays on life-writing

Author: Hermione Lee
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this timely, unusual and exhilarating collection Hermione Lee is concerned in different ways with approaches to 'life-writing': the relation of biography to fiction and history; the exploration of writers' lives in connection with their works; the new and changing ways in which biographies, memoirs, diaries and autobiographies can be discussed." "The subjects range from T. S. Eliot to J. M. Coetzee, from May  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lee, Hermione.
Body parts.
London : Chatto & Windus, 2005
(OCoLC)608022883
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermione Lee
ISBN: 0701177594 9780701177591
OCLC Number: 56912459
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : writing about lives --
Shelley's heart and Pepys's lobsters --
Virginia Woolf's nose --
Reading in bed --
Jane Austen faints --
On being ill --
Father and son : Philip and Edmund Gosse --
An appetite for writing : Thurman's Colette --
The sheltered life : Ellen Glasgow --
Mr. and Mrs. Eliot --
A secret self : May Sinclair --
Bittersweet : Rosamond Lehmann --
Worn paths : Eudora Welty --
A quiet ghost : Penelope Fitzgerald --
Heart of stone : J. M. Coetzee --
Good show : the life and works of Angela Thirkell --
Psychic furniture : Ellmann's Elizabeth Bowen --
The man from God knows where : remembering Brian Moore --
How to end it all.
Responsibility: Hermione Lee.

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A collection of essays communicating the problems of reading and writing biography. The title explores the relationship between biography and fiction.  Read more...

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