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Towards a poetics of literary biography

Author: Michael Benton
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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"Drawing upon a wide range of biographies of literary subjects, from Shakespeare and Wordsworth to William Golding and V.S. Naipaul, this book develops a poetics of literary biography based on the triangular relationships of lives, works and times and how narrative operates in holding them together. Biography is seen as a hybrid genre in which historical and fictional elements are imaginatively combined. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Benton, Michael, 1939-
Towards a poetics of literary biography
(DLC) 2015017423
(OCoLC)909321153
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Benton
ISBN: 9781137549587 1137549580
OCLC Number: 918942960
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Lives Without Theory --
1. Art & Artifice in Biography --
2. Plotting A Life --
3. The Author's Works (1): Signs of Life? --
4. The Author's Works (2): Open to Criticism? --
5. Their Times and Ours --
6. Framing a Poetics of Literary Biography.
Responsibility: Michael Benton, Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton, UK.

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This book develops a poetics of literary biography based on the triangular relationships of lives, works and times and how narrative operates in holding them together.  Read more...

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