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The Resource Biographical passages : essays in Victorian and Modernist biography : honoring Mary M. Lago, edited by Joe Law and Linda K. Hughes

Biographical passages : essays in Victorian and Modernist biography : honoring Mary M. Lago, edited by Joe Law and Linda K. Hughes

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Biographical passages : essays in Victorian and Modernist biography : honoring Mary M. Lago
Title
Biographical passages
Title remainder
essays in Victorian and Modernist biography : honoring Mary M. Lago
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joe Law and Linda K. Hughes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the last two decades, biographies have grown in popularity, often eclipsing the novel in sales and accessibility to specialists and the general public alike. Widely regarded as a distinctly modern form, today's biographies are marked by their willingness to "tell all" or to pursue overt political aims. But how new, how unprecedented, are today's biographies? Biographical Passages addresses this important question by juxtaposing Victorian and Modernist biography from diverse perspectives. Challenging the view that modern biographies are radically different from the straitlaced and ponderous Victorian tomes, Joe Law and Linda K. Hughes illustrate that continuities in biographical practice do exist, proving, for example, that the "tell-all" biography is not the exclusive preserve of the twentieth century. Enlisting the talents of such acclaimed biographers and scholars as P. N. Furbank and Michael Holroyd, Biographical Passages is a true exploration of the art and craft of biography. Essays on the usefulness of biography in approaching late Victorian artists provide a detailed scrutiny of modern biography across disciplines and from a rich array of vantage points. Additional essays on E. M. Forster and the relations between England and India analyze the role of cultural difference in biography. Law and Hughes conclude Biographical Passages with an epilogue in tribute to a scholar whose work is closely connected to all the essays in this collection{u2014}Mary Lago. Widely known for her important contributions to studies of late Victorian and Edwardian literature, art, music, and Anglo-Indian relations, Lago is the author of biographies of Christina Herringham and E. M. Forster."--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/492
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR756.B56
LC item number
B56 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lago, Mary
  • Law, Joe
  • Hughes, Linda K
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • Biography as a literary form
  • English prose literature
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
Label
Biographical passages : essays in Victorian and Modernist biography : honoring Mary M. Lago, edited by Joe Law and Linda K. Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Publications by Mary Lago": pages 193-198
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"And what have you done?": Victorian biography today / Joe Law and Linda K. Hughes -- The craftlike nature of biography / P.N. Furbank -- "On the border-line between the new and the old": Bloomsbury, biography, and Gerald Brenan / Michael Holroyd -- "A kind of voyage": E.M. Forster and Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd / Mary C. Francis -- Victorian artists' family biographies: domestic authority, the marketplace, and the artist's body / Julie F. Codell -- Infinite rest: sleep, death, and awakening in the late works of Edward Burne-Jones / Debra N. Mancoff -- The road from Poodur: a passage to America / Anantha Sudhaker Babbili -- Essaying biography: the career of Mary Lago / Linda K. Hughes and Joe Law
Control code
42462984
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 208 pages
Isbn
9780826212566
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99048271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)42462984
Label
Biographical passages : essays in Victorian and Modernist biography : honoring Mary M. Lago, edited by Joe Law and Linda K. Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Publications by Mary Lago": pages 193-198
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"And what have you done?": Victorian biography today / Joe Law and Linda K. Hughes -- The craftlike nature of biography / P.N. Furbank -- "On the border-line between the new and the old": Bloomsbury, biography, and Gerald Brenan / Michael Holroyd -- "A kind of voyage": E.M. Forster and Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd / Mary C. Francis -- Victorian artists' family biographies: domestic authority, the marketplace, and the artist's body / Julie F. Codell -- Infinite rest: sleep, death, and awakening in the late works of Edward Burne-Jones / Debra N. Mancoff -- The road from Poodur: a passage to America / Anantha Sudhaker Babbili -- Essaying biography: the career of Mary Lago / Linda K. Hughes and Joe Law
Control code
42462984
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 208 pages
Isbn
9780826212566
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99048271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)42462984

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