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Mapping lives : the uses of biography

Mapping lives : the uses of biography

Author: Peter France
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats

Why biography? Lives of writers, thinkers and artists, while unfailingly popular with readers, raise all kinds of theoretical problems. This volume explores the different faces and functions of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter France
ISBN: 9780197263181 0197263186
OCLC Number: 779499473
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Proper Study? ; Gender, Biography, and the Public Sphere ; From Biography to Hagiography: Some Stable Patterns in the Greek and Latin Tradition of Lives, including Lives of the Saints ; Biography and Autobiography in the Italian Renaissance ; National Biography and the Arts of Memory: From Thomas Fuller to Colin Matthew ; From Eulogy to Biography: The French Academic Eloge ; Adding Stones to the Edifice: Patterns of German Biography ; Shaping Victorian Biography: From Anecdote to Bildungsroman ; Sainte-Beuve: Biography, Criticism and the Literary ; Yury Tynyanov and the 'Literary Fact' ; Freud and the Art of Biography ; The Newness of the 'New Biography': Biographical Theory and Practice in the Early Twentieth Century ; The Biographer as Archaeologist ; Writing Lives Forwards: A Case for Strictly Chronological Biography ; Shaping the Truth ; Sartre's Existential Biographies: A Search for a Method ; A Life on Film ; 'The Solace of Doubt'? Biographical Methodology after the Short Twentieth Century
Responsibility: ed. by Peter France, William St. Clair.


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Review from previous edition Absorbing and informative * Times Literary Supplement 30/08/02 * An impressive collection of essays, some by well-known practitioners * The Economist 13/12/02 *

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