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作者 McVeigh, Jane, author
書名 In collaboration with British literary biography : haunting conversations / by Jane McVeigh
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
國際標準書號 9783319583839 (electronic bk.)
9783319583822 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-58383-9 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (ix, 217 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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附註 Introduction. The Poetics of Reconstruction -- 1. Trailblazers across the Twentieth Century -- 2. The Spectre in Literary Biography -- 3. Claire Tomalin and the Composite Story -- 4. Richard Holmes and the "Implied Biographer" -- 5. Critics and Academics Haunt Literary Biography -- 6. Conversations with Biographers Haunted by Biography -- 7. Rereading and Rewriting -- Bibliography
This book is about one person's reading and what has been learnt about how the lives of other people, particularly authors, have been written in British literary biographies over the last fifty years. It is less interested in what happened in the lives of the people described in these biographies, and more concerned with how these stories have been told. It aims to have a conversation with British biographers, particularly Michael Holroyd, Richard Holmes, Hermione Lee and Claire Tomalin, to make their voices heard, to set them talking. It understands biography as an ongoing collaboration, not only between biographers and their subjects, but between biographers and their readers. This is also a study of haunting, in which we haunt the lives of others to help us come to a better understanding of our own
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Conversation in literature
English prose literature
Authors, English -- Biography
Biography as a literary form
Literature and society -- England
British and Irish Literature
Contemporary Literature
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