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Lives for sale: biographers' tales

Lives for sale: biographers' tales

Bostridge, Mark

An anthology of essays by some of the best biographers now writing in Britain. They tell of the ups and downs of life writing: of problems with families and friends of their subjects, of shocking new discoveries, and of bitter professional rivalries

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Continuum, 2005
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Details

Statement of responsibility: edited by Mark Bostridge
ISBN: 082648784X, 9780826487841
Note: Originally published: 2004.
Physical Description: 256 p. ; 19 cm.
Subject: Biography; Criticism; Biography as a literary form.

Contents

  1. Introduction Mark Bostridge
  2. Preface
  3. The Death Mask - Lyndali Gordon
  4. Personality Rights - Andrew Wilson
  5. A Narcissist's Wedding - Graham Robb
  6. Confessions of a Long-Distance Biographer - Robert Skidelsky
  7. A Great House Full of Rooms - Hermione Lee
  8. A Love Triangle - Frances Wilson
  9. Pantherine - Jeremy Lewis
  10. Rebecca's Ghost - Margaret Forster
  11. Breaking In - Andrew Motion
  12. Archives - Diamaid MacCulloch
  13. Glendower's Syndrome - Hillary Spurling
  14. The Dictionary Man - Brian Harrison
  15. Polar Gap - Sara Wheeler
  16. Starting Over - Claire Tomalin
  17. Ipplepen 269 - Mark Bostridge
  18. Optical Research - Antonia Fraser
  19. Catching Trout - Frances Spalding
  20. La-Di-Dah - Andrew Roberts
  21. My Race Not To Be The Second Primo - Ian Thomson
  22. Stuff With Raw Edges - Lucasta Miller
  23. No Respect - John Sutherland
  24. Fever - Kathryn Hughes
  25. Caught in the Net - Ann Wroe
  26. Finding A Good Woman - Michael Holroyd
  27. Brushstrokes - Ben Pimlott
  28. Baptism by Fire - Fiona MacCarthy
  29. He Put my Brother in iis Book - D.J. Taylor
  30. Manuscript Moments - Jenny Uglow
  31. Tarts - Jane Ridley
  32. The Hand from the Grave - Miranda Seymour
  33. Who Is Sylvia? - Claire Harman
  34. Feeling Byronic - T.J. Binyon
  35. And Waiting for the Biographer - Beryl Bainbridge
  36. Biographies