Monday, 28 September 2009

General reading list

Peter France and William St Clair eds, Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography (2002)
Roland Barthes, Image, Music, Text (1977)
– see 'The Death of the Author'
Mark Bostridge ed., Lives for Sale: Biographers' Tales (Continuum, 2004)
James Clifford (ed), Biography as an Art (1962)
Leon Edel, Writing Lives (1984)
Paul John Eakin (ed), The Ethics of life Writing (2004)
Michael Holroyd, Works on Paper
David Ellis, Literary Lives (2000)
William Empson, Using Biography (1984)
Robert Gittings, The Nature of Biography (1978)
Ruth Hoberman, Modernising Lives: Experiments in English Biography 1918-39 (1987)
Nigel Hamilton, Biography, A Brief History
Nigel Hamilton, How To Do Biography (2008)
Henry James, The Aspern Papers
Paula Backscheider, Reflections on Biography (Oxford, 1999)
Ian Hamilton, Keepers of the Flame 1992
John Batchelor, The Art of Literary Biography
Richard Holmes, Footsteps. Adventures of a Romantic Biographer (1985)
Richard Holmes, Sidetracks (2000)
Eric Homberger and John Charmley, The Troubled Face of Biography, (New York: St Martin's Press), 1988
Carolyn Heilbrun, Writing a Woman's Life
Dale Salwek (ed), The Literary Biographer (1996)
Janet Malcolm, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (Granta, 2005)
A. S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance (1990)
A. S. Byatt, The Biographer's Tale
Martin Gilbert, In Search of Churchill
Hermione Lee, Virginia Woolf's Nose (Princeton 2007)
Hermione Lee, Body Parts (2005)
Ira Nadel, Biography: Fiction, Fact and Form
Christopher Ricks, Essays in Appreciation (1996) – see chapters on 'Victorian lives' and 'Literature and the matter of fact'


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