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Michael Benton

Towards a Poetics of Literary Biography

€ 101.15


`Drawing upon a wide range of biographies of literary subjects, from Shakespeare and Wordsworth to William Golding and V.S. Naipaul, this book develops a poetics of literary biography based on the triangular relationships of lives, works and times and how narrative operates in holding them together. Biography is seen as a hybrid genre in which historical and fictional elements are imaginatively combined. It considers the roles of story-telling, factual data in the art of life-writing, and the literariness of its language. It includes a case study of the biography of Ellen Terry, discussion of the controversial relationship between a subject`s life and works, `biographical criticism` and, through the issue of gender, the social and cultural changes biographies reflect. It frames a poetics on the basis of its strategy and tactics and demonstrates how the literal truth of verifiable data and the poetic truth of what is narrated are interdependent`-



Taal / Language : English

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Hardback
165 pagina's
Januari 2015
454 gram
178 x 127 x 25 mm
Palgrave Macmillan gb


Levertijd: 5 tot 7 werkdagen