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The Too Far for Comfort free pdf A good biography is a well-staged illusion. It creates-on paper-a vivid, rounded, and immediate sense of lived life. In contrast to purely fictional forms, biography writing does not allow total freedom to the biographer in the creative act. Ideally, a biography's backbone is formed by accurate historical facts. But its soul lies elsewhere. Since the concern is life, something more is needed: Nothing dry, cold or dead, but a vibrant impression of life that is left in the air after one turns over the last page. But how does a biographer do it? The way a biographer creates a subject is largely dictated by the historical distance between them. There are three types of distance in biographical writing: First, where the biographer and the subject personally know one another- second, where the biographer is a near contemporary of the subject- and third, where biographer and subject are distinctly separated, in some cases by hundreds of years. Tekcan explores how some of the most accomplished biographers manage to "recreate life" across time and space. She closely examines Samuel Johnson's "Life of Mr. Richard Savage", James Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson", Lytton Strachey's "Eminent Victorians", Michael Holroyd's "Lytton Strachey", Park Honan's "Jane Austen", and Andrew Motion's "Keats".

About Rana Tekcan

Rana Tekcan is assistant professor of English at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. She has published articles on Boswell, Austen, Shakespeare, and biography as a genre. She has published articles on Boswell, Austen, and Shakespeare, edited Turkish translations of Pride and Prejudice, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar, and translated Vladimir Nabokov's The Luzhin Defense and Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare into Turkish.

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Author : Rana Tekcan
Publisher : ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild u Christian Schon
Data Published : 01 February 2010
ISBN : 389821995X
EAN : 9783898219952
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 180 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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