The Lines of Life

The Lines of Life

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The study of biography has leaped from surveys of biographical writing and statements of biographical practice to semiotic and post-structuralist discussions of the modality of biography without adequate consideration of what has already been done in the theory of the genre. Professor Novarr has closed that gap with this comprehensive and judicious historical survey and assessment.94-97). Edel maintains that aquot;biography can violate chronology without doing violence to truthaquot; (p. ... Garratya#39;s preliminary essay focuses on three topics: the interaction between history and biography; the necessity of interpretation, which makesanbsp;...

Title:The Lines of Life
Author:David Novarr
Publisher:Purdue University Press - 1986


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