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Michael Holroyd opens this volume with a startling attack on biography, which is answered by two essays on the ethics and values of non-fiction writing. The book then goes on to examine the work of several contemporary biographers, the place of biography in fiction and of fiction in biography, and the revelations of some extravagant autobiographers, from Osbert Sitwell to Quentin Crisp - to which he adds some adventures of his own. In particular, an important and unpublished piece, "The Making of GBS", a story of internecine literary warfare. The book ends with a series of satires, celebrations, apologias and polemics which throw light not only on Michael Holroyd's progress as a biographer, but also his record as an embattled campaigner in the field of present-day literary politics.
Little, Brown & Company
|Antall sider||322||Dimensjoner||12,6cm x 19,8cm x 3,7cm|
|Vekt||260 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary essays|