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Biography: Writing Lives - 03 edition

Biography: Writing Lives (ISBN10: 0415938929; ISBN13: 9780415938921)
ISBN13: 978-0415938921
ISBN10: 0415938929

Summary: Biography scholar Catherine Parke explores the history, theory and practice of biographical writing in this indispensable introduction to the genre. Surveying biographies from classical times to the present, she provides detailed readings of works by James Boswell, Richard Ellman and Gertrude Stein, who collectively represent the many varieties of modern biography. Individual chapters are devoted to peerless writers, Samuel Johnson and Virginia Woolf. Perfect for AP through upper-lev
el undergraduate courses, this guide also includes an extensive annotated list of works for further reading and a discursive critical bibliography.
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Summary: Biography scholar Catherine Parke explores the history, theory and practice of biographical writing in this indispensable introduction to the genre. Surveying biographies from classical times to the present, she provides detailed readings of works by James Boswell, Richard Ellman and Gertrude Stein, who collectively represent the many varieties of modern biography. Individual chapters are devoted to peerless writers, Samuel Johnson and Virginia Woolf. Perfect for AP through upper-level undergraduate courses, this guide also includes an extensive annotated list of works for further reading and a discursive critical bibliography. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Year Published: 2003
International: No



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