1995, English, Book, Illustrated edition: The art of literary biography / edited by John Batchelor.

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The art of literary biography / edited by John Batchelor
 
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Physical Description
  • xi., 289 pages : illustrations, 4 plates of portraits ; 23 cm.
Published
  • Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • The art of literary biography /​ edited by John Batchelor.
Other Authors
  • Batchelor, John, 1942-
Published
  • Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • xi., 289 pages : illustrations, 4 plates of portraits ; 23 cm.
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Summary
  • Is literary biography so widely read for popular, 'prurient' reasons, or for reputable intellectual reasons? Is it of interest only in so far as it illuminates a writer's work? How much can we know about a life, such as Shakespeare's, where the documentation is so scanty? These are among the questions addressed by the seventeen leading biographers and literary critics who have contributed essays to John Batchelor's The Art of Literary Biography. Always a popular genre, biography has become one of the most immediate and accessible modes of writing about literature and literary figures. In this book, individuals such as Conrad, Huxley, Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and the poets Elizabeth Bishop and Lord Rochester are examined. Also addressed are the nature and form of literary biography, including the relationships between biography and autobiography, the challenges the genre poses for the reader, and the problems confronted by the literary biographer at work.
Contents
  • Introduction /​ John Batchelor
  • 1. Biography: Inventing the Truth /​ Richard Holmes
  • 2. A Life for a Life /​ Jon Stallworthy
  • 3. Secondary Lives: Biography in Context /​ Catherine Peters
  • 4. Biography: Cult as Culture /​ Jurgen Schlaeger
  • 5. Psychiatry and Literary Biography /​ Anthony Storr
  • 6. Women's Lives: The Unmapped Country /​ Lyndall Gordon
  • 7. John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: An Author in Search of a Character /​ Ken Robinson
  • 8. Conrad's Truancy /​ John Batchelor
  • 9. Virginia Woolf and Offence /​ Hermione Lee
  • 10. Huxley's Slump: Planning, Eugenics, and the 'Ultimate Need' of Stability /​ David Bradshaw
  • 11. Elizabeth Bishop: The Secret Life of a Poet /​ Linda Anderson
  • 12. Jane Austen, Matthew Arnold, Shakespeare: The Problem of the Opus /​ Park Honan
  • 13. Starting Again: One of the Problems of the Biographer /​ Ann Thwaite
  • 14. Pieties and Literary Biography /​ Norman White
  • 15. The Necessary Ignorance of a Biographer /​ John Worthen.
  • 16. Virginia Woolf and 'The Proper Writing of Lives' /​Julia Briggs
  • 17. Learning about Ourselves: Biography as Autobiography /​ Humphrey Carpenter and Lyndall Gordon.
Notes
Access Conditions
  • Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users.
Other Form
  • Online version Art of literary biography. Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 0198182899 (acid-free paper)
Dewey Number
  • 820.9/​492
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