9780199533541-0199533547-Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Biography: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780199533541
ISBN-10: 0199533547
Edition: 1st
Author: Lee, Hermione
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 170 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199533541
ISBN-10: 0199533547
Edition: 1st
Author: Lee, Hermione
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 170 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lee, Hermione wrote Biography: A Very Short Introduction comprising 170 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199533547 and 9780199533541. Since then Biography: A Very Short Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.96 or rent at the marketplace.

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Hermione Lee is one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, the author of widely acclaimed lives of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf. Now, in this Very Short Introduction, Lee provides a magnificent look at the genre in which she is an undisputed master--the art of biography. Here Lee considers the cultural and historical background of different types of biographies, looks at the factors that affect biographers, and asks whether there are different strategies, ethics, and principles required for writing about one person compared to another. She also discusses contemporary biographical publications and considers what kind of "lives" are the most popular and in demand. And along the way, she answers such questions as 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?

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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