Imitating Art

Imitating Art : New Readings in Biography

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What is it that links a "life" by Dr. Johnson with a heavyweight Victorian "Life and Letters", or with a standard literary biography of our own times? An analysis of "biography" reveals a variety of forms and practices. Despite the immense popularity of the biography, there has been comparatively little attention paid to its principles and practice. This book seeks to redress the balance, examining in an inter-disciplinary context the theoretical problems raised by any attempt to relate the life of another human being.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 19.05mm | 331g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745306500
  • 9780745306506

About David Ellis

Editor David Ellis is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Kent. His books include Wordsworth, Freud and the Spots of Time and the forthcoming third volume of CUP's biography of D.H. Lawrence.show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Andrew Butcher on The Book of Margery Kemp; David Ellis on Dr Johnson's Life of Savage;Grayson Ditchfield on Morley's Gladstone;David Turley on popular images of Lincoln; A Robert Lee on James's Life of Hawthorn E. Part 2 Micky Sheringham on Sartre's approach to biography; Mary Evans on biography, the social sciences and women; Janet Montefiore on Sylvia Townsend-Warner's biography of T.H. White; W.M.L. Bell on Flaubert's Parrot; Malcolm Andrews on Ackroyd's Dickens.show more