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How To Do Biography

A Primer

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$20.00 • £16.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674066151

Publication Date: 10/22/2012

Short

400 pages

5-1/2 x 7 inches

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  • Introduction
  • I. Getting Started
    • 1. The Task of Biography
    • 2. What Is Your Agenda?
    • 3. Defining Your Audience
    • 4. Researching Your Subject
    • 5. The Shape of a Life
  • II. Composing a Life-Story
    • 6. The Starting Point
    • 7. Birthing Your Subject
    • 8. Childhood and Youth
    • 9. Love Stories
    • 10. Life’s Work
    • 11. The Twilight Years
    • 12. Ending Your Story
  • III. Variations on a Theme
    • 13. Autobiography and Memoirs
    • 14. Memoir
    • 15. Truth—and Its Consequences
    • 16. The Afterlife
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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