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Theoretical Discussions of Biography : Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing.

Author: Hans Renders; Binne de Haan
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.
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Biography has been around at least since the time of Christ, but it was not called that until the late seventeenth century, and even then it was conflated with other terms to describe essentially the same activity. Developed over centuries there has been surprisingly little systematical theoretical work done on the genre of biography. Not only does this text serve as a historical primer on biography it provides a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Renders, Hans.
Theoretical Discussions of Biography : Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing.
Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Renders; Binne de Haan
ISBN: 9780773417519 0773417516
OCLC Number: 827209001
Description: 1 online resource (450 pages)
Contents: List of IllustrationsIllustration 1; Illustration 2; Illustration 3; Illustration 4; Contributors; Bibliography; Index.

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Life writing has been disregarded as less important although it is one of the most popular literary genres. This theoretical work on the topic of biography argues that the topic needs to be  Read more...

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