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The Resource Biography : writing lives, Catherine N. Parke

Biography : writing lives, Catherine N. Parke

Label
Biography : writing lives
Title
Biography
Title remainder
writing lives
Statement of responsibility
Catherine N. Parke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Biography: Writing Lives, Catherine N. Parke surveys life writing from classical times to the present, reviewing the history, theory, and practice of this genre worldwide. She focuses her analysis on biography in Western culture, providing detailed readings of work by watershed biographers, including James Boswell, Richard Ellman, and Gertrude Stein, who together represent the variety and range of modern literary biography. Parke devotes individual chapters to Samuel Johnson and Virginia Woolf, reading these writers' significance to modern biography in terms of their dual roles as innovative practitioners and theorists of biography and as subjects of major scholarly and popular lives. Parke also examines the relationship of history and fiction to the genre of biography and inquires into the political, social, and ideological factors that have - consciously or unconsciously - affected biographical practice
Cataloging source
DCC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parke, Catherine Neal
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in literary themes and genres
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Biography as a literary form
Label
Biography : writing lives, Catherine N. Parke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography: An overview of the Genre -- Majority biography 1: Samuel Johnson -- Majority biography2: Virginia Woolf -- Minority biography: Alice James and Langston Hughes -- Group and collective biography and biographical series
Control code
980096024584
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 175 p
Isbn
9780805709650
Lccn
lc96024584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Biography : writing lives, Catherine N. Parke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography: An overview of the Genre -- Majority biography 1: Samuel Johnson -- Majority biography2: Virginia Woolf -- Minority biography: Alice James and Langston Hughes -- Group and collective biography and biographical series
Control code
980096024584
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 175 p
Isbn
9780805709650
Lccn
lc96024584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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