Literary Biography: An Introduction

Literary Biography: An Introduction

Author(s): Michael Benton

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405194464

Online ISBN: 9781444310061

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310061

About this Book

Literary Biography: An Introduction illustrates and accounts for the literary genre that merges historical facts with the conventions of narrative while revealing how the biographical context can enrich the study of canonical authors. 

  • Provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of issues and controversies in life writing, a rapidly growing field of study
  • Offers a valuable biographical and historical context for the study of major classic and contemporary authors
  • Features an interview with Wilfred Owen's biographer, Dominic Hibberd; a gallery of literary portraits with commentaries; close readings that illustrate the differences between fiction and biography; speculation about likely future developments; and detailed suggestions for further reading

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