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A Brief History

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$21.50 • £17.95 • €19.50

ISBN 9780674034716

Publication Date: 03/30/2010

Academic Trade

360 pages

5-1/2 x 7 inches

20 halftones


  • Prologue
  • 1. Evolutionary Biography
  • 2. Hagiography
  • 3. The Renaissance of Biography
  • 4. Victorian Pseudobiography
  • 5. The Early Twentieth Century
  • 6. The Rise of Film
  • 7. The People’s War
  • 8. Death of the Author
  • 9. New Directions
  • 10. Biography Comes of Age
  • 11. Biography on Trial
  • 12. The Miner’s Canary
  • 13. Biography Today
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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