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Biography: Writing Lives
Catherine Parke explores biography through detailed examinations of Samuel Johnson, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein and other masters of the genre.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 17th 2002 by Routledge
(first published 2002)
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Parke surveys life writing from classical times to the present, reviewing the history, theory, and practice of this genre. She explores individual biographies through detailed examinations of both "Majority Bio" featuring Samuel Johnson and Virginia Woolf; and "Minority Bio" of Alice James and Langston Hughes. She discusses watershed biographies of James Boswell, Richard Ellman, and Gertrude Stein who together represent the variety and range of modern literary biography. Excellent resource -- a ...more