Lives and letters; a history of literary biography in England and America, by Richard D. Altick.


[1st ed.].. New York, Knopf, 1965.

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Subjects Biographie.
Biography as a literary form.
Grossbritannien.
USA.
Description xvii, 438 pages 25 cm
Copyright Date 1965.
Summary A critical study of biographies of English and American writers from the 17th century to the present, including the works of Izaak Walton, John Aubrey, James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, and Lytton Strachey.
Contents The beginnings : Literary biography before its time ; Johnson and Boswell -- From Boswell to Strachey : The uses of biography ; Poet and public ; How much should a biographer tell? ; The writing of nineteenth-century literary biography ; From Froude to Strachey ; Literary biography in America -- The modern age : The Stracheyan revolution ; The oath ; The artist ; The achievement of literary biography.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)391700
(OCoLC)ocm00391700
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WorldCat Identities Altick, Richard D. 1915-2008.
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