Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture: A Companion to Literary Biography

Editor: Bradford, Richard
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $215.00
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ISBN: 978-1-11-889629-7
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Book Status: Available
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A Companion to Literary Biography offers a comprehensive account of literary biography spanning the history of the genre across three centuries.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Introduction
  • The History of Literary Biography
  • The Emergence of Literary Biography
  • Lasting First Impressions: On the Origins of Ambivalent Attitudes to the Lake Poets, Cockney Keats, and Satanic Shelley
  • How to Be an Author: Victorian Literary Biography c. 1830–1880
  • Un/making the Victorians: Literary Biography, 1880–1930
  • “Aerial Creations of the Poets”? New Biography and the BBC in the 1930s
  • Literary Biography in the Twentieth Century
  • Issues, Theories, and Methodologies
  • Ethics and Literary Biography
  • Concerns about Facts and Form in Literary Biography
  • Women with a Theory: Feminism and Biography
  • The Role of Diaries in the Development of Literary Biography
  • Blurred Boundaries: Literary Biography, Literary Autobiography, and Evidence
  • Reading and Interpreting: The Archival Legacies of Canadian Women Writers
  • Johnny and Bess: Life Writing and Gender
  • “The Man's Life in the Letters of the Man”: Larkin, Letters, and Literary Biography
  • J.M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Style in Autobiography
  • The Experience of Archives: Richmal Crompton and Others
  • Disappearing into the Front Page: The Case of Salman Rushdie and the Postmodern Memoir
  • Evidence and Invention: The Materials of Literary Biography
  • Mustabeens and Mightabeens: The Unknowability of English Renaissance Playwrights
  • Literary Biography, Literary Studies, and Theory: An Uneasy Relationship
  • Estate Management: Evelyn Waugh and Muriel Spark
  • Classic Cases
  • Chaucer
  • Writing Shakespeare's Life
  • John Donne
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Life and Death in the Literary Biographies of Pope and His Circle
  • Richardson and Fielding
  • Biography as Myth-Making: Obfuscation and Invention in Victorian and Post-Victorian Literary Biography
  • Dickens, Tennyson, Kipling
  • Would the Real Mr. Eliot Please Stand Up?
  • After Ellmann: The State of Joyce Biography
  • Literary Biography and the De-Canonization of Amy Lowell
  • Reviewing the Lives and Works of Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis