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Works on paper : the craft of biography and autobiography

Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Counterpoint edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays presents two pieces on the ethics and values of nonfiction writing and continues with an examination of several contemporary biographers, discussions of the author's experiences, and a treatise on the role of fiction.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Holroyd
ISBN: 1582431507 9781582431505
OCLC Number: 49261161
Description: xiv, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Biographies and Biographers --
The Case Against Biography --
Smoke With Fire On the Ethics of Biography --
What Justifies Biography? --
Le Grand Sherlock --
The Whispering Gallery --
The Case of the Blood Relative --
Katherine Mansfield's Camping Ground --
Three Lives Joe Orton, Rudyard Kipling, E.M. Forster --
Edith Sitwell --
A Secret Life Harley Granville Barker --
'008' --
Portraits in Miniature: The Dictionary of National Biography --
Elizabeth Longford: A Tribute --
Loitering With Intent --
The Enemy Within / Rebecca West --
H.G. Wells --
Autobiography, Diaries and Some Letters --
Bound Upon a Course / John Stewart Collis --
Osbert and Others --
Son and Father / J.R. Ackerley --
Anthony Powell --
Introducing Mr Crisp --
Peterley Harvest --
Evelyn Waugh --
From the Life --
The Making of Bernard Shaw --
A Romance in E Flat Minor --
Artist in Exile / Gwen John --
Themes and Variations / Augustus John --
Bloomsbury --
Enthusiasms and Alibis --
Patrick Hamilton --
The Polyglots --
A Month in the Country --
A Passage to India --
All Wrong on the Night --
Among the Americans --
The Battle for Public Lending Right --
Notes Without Music --
A Dark-Adapted Eye --
Endpiece --
Illness in England.
Responsibility: Michael Holroyd.

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A collection of essays presents two pieces on the ethics and values of nonfiction writing and continues with an examination of several contemporary biographers, discussions of the author's experiences, and a treatise on the role of fiction.

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