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Literary biography : an introduction

Author: Michael Benton
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
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Literary Biography: An Introduction illustrates and accounts for the literary genre that merges historical facts with the conventions of narrative while revealing how the biographical context can enrich the study of canonical authors.-Provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of issues and controversies in life writing, a rapidly growing field of study -Offers a valuable biographical and historical context for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Benton, Michael.
Literary Biography : An Introduction.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Benton
ISBN: 9781119109204 1119109205 9781119060116 1119060117
OCLC Number: 913887863
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed July 13, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Title page; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Literary Biography Now and Then; The Cinderella of Literary Studies; The Rise and Rise of Literary Biography; Dr Johnson: Biographer, Theorist and Subject; Virginia Woolf: Time, Memory and Identity; 2 Life [Hi]Stories: Telling Tales; Aspects of Narrative; The Naked Biographer; Inventing the Truth; 3 Reading Biography; Biographer, Biography and the Reader; Imagining Blake; Problems of a Hybrid Form; Reading Lessons; 4 Literary Biomythography; Biomythography; Myth-Making: The Brontë paradigm. Variations on the ThemeConclusions; 5 Inferential Biography: Shakespeare the Invisible Man; Virtual Shakespeares; The Implied Author: Inferential Biography; The Limits of Imagination; 6 Literary Biography and Portraiture; Sister Arts; Art to Order; 7 Comparative Biography: Dickens's 'Lives'; The Victorian Dickens; The Modern Dickens; The Post-Modern Dickens; Lives and Times; 8 Literary Auto/Biography; Acts of Self-Creation in Wordsworth and Joyce; Wordsworth's 'biographic verse'; Joyce's 'artist, like the God of creation'; Masks and Metaphors; 9 Biography in Practice. An Interview with Dominic Hibberd, author of Wilfred Owen: A New BiographyLiving with the Subject; Imagining Wilfred; Matters of Life and Death; 10 Authorised Lives; The Life of Graham Greene by Norman Sherry; Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd; T.S. Eliot by Peter Ackroyd; Orwell: The Life by D.J. Taylor; Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life by Andrew Motion; Contemporary Lives; 11 Literary Lives: Scenes and Stories; Dinner with Dr Johnson and John Wilkes; Dinner with Mrs Ramsay; Biography and Fiction; 12 Biography and the Future; Select Bibliography; Further Reading; General Bibliography; Index.
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Literary Biography: An Introduction offers an erudite and insightful introduction into the history, theory, and practice of the increasingly popular literary genre of life writing. The text  Read more...

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