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    Biography

    Mehka - 09. jul 2009
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9780199533541
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    Biographies are one of the most popular and best-selling of the literary genres. Why do people like them? What does a biography do and how does it work? This Very Short Introduction examines different types of biographies, why certain people and historical events arouse so much interest, and how they are compared with history and fiction. Biography is one of the most popular, best-selling, and widely-read of literary genres. But why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can biographies be compared with history and works of fiction? Does a biography need to be true? Is it acceptable to omit or conceal things? Does the biographer need to personally know the subject? Must a biographer be subjective? In this Very Short Introduction Hermione Lee considers the cultural and historical background of different types of biographies, looking at the factors that affect biographers and whether there are different strategies, ethics, and principles required for writing about one person compared to another. She also considers contemporary biographical publications and considers what kind of 'lives' are the most popular and in demand. 1. The Biography Channel; 2. Exemplary Lives; 3. Warts and All; 4. National Biography; 5. Fallen Idols; 6. Against Biography; 7. Public Roles; 8. Telling the Story

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    Biographies are one of the most popular and best-selling of the literary genres. Why do people like them? What does a biography do and how does it work? This Very Short Introduction examines different types of biographies, why certain people and historical events arouse so much interest, and how they are compared with history and fiction. Biography is one of the most popular, best-selling, and widely-read of literary genres. But why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can biographies be compared with history and works of fiction? Does a biography need to be true? Is it acceptable to omit or conceal things? Does the biographer need to personally know the subject? Must a biographer be subjective? In this Very Short Introduction Hermione Lee considers the cultural and historical background of different types of biographies, looking at the factors that affect biographers and whether there are different strategies, ethics, and principles required for writing about one person compared to another. She also considers contemporary biographical publications and considers what kind of 'lives' are the most popular and in demand. 1. The Biography Channel; 2. Exemplary Lives; 3. Warts and All; 4. National Biography; 5. Fallen Idols; 6. Against Biography; 7. Public Roles; 8. Telling the Story

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    • Jezik: angleški
    • Leto izida: 2009
    • Število strani: 184
    • ISBN/EAN: 9780199533541
    • Mere izdelka vxš: 17,4 x 11,1
    • Vezava: Mehka
    • Datum Izida: 09.07.2009
    • Založba: Oxford University Press
    • Avtor: Hermione Lee
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