Skip to Content
Body parts: essays in life-writing

Body parts: essays in life-writing

Lee, Hermione

As readers, we seem to be increasingly fascinated by studies of individual lives. In this timely, unusual and exhilirating collection Hermione Lee is concerned in different ways with approaches to 'life-writing': the relationship of biography to fiction and history: and the explorations of writers' lives in connection with their works

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Chatto & Windus, 2005
Rate this

Available: Newton Park

  • Newton Park – Three available in Main Collection 809.93592/LEE

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    00261218 Main Collection 809.93592/LEE Standard Available
    00261217 Main Collection 809.93592/LEE Standard Available
    00242663 Main Collection 809.93592/LEE Standard Available
    00326068 Main Collection 809.93592/LEE Standard Due back 6th October


Statement of responsibility: Hermione Lee
ISBN: 0701177594, 9780701177591
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 245 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Criticism; Biography as a literary form.; Biography

Author note

Hermione Lee is a Fellow of New College Oxford, and the first woman Goldsmith Professor of English Literature at Oxford University. Before moving to Oxford she taught at Liverpool university, and was then a Professor at York. She writes regularly for the Guardian Review, and is also a well known broadcaster and television critic. She was made a CBE in 2003. Her own critical and biographical studies include Elizabeth Bowen: An Estimation, Willa Cather and the internationally acclaimed Virginia Woolf: A Life. She is currently working on a life of Edith Wharton.