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The Resource Towards a poetics of literary biography, Michael Benton, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Southampton, UK

Towards a poetics of literary biography, Michael Benton, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Southampton, UK

Label
Towards a poetics of literary biography
Title
Towards a poetics of literary biography
Statement of responsibility
Michael Benton, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Southampton, UK
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing upon a wide range of biographies of literary subjects, from Shakespeare and Wordsworth to William Golding and V.S. Naipaul, this book develops a poetics of literary biography based on the triangular relationships of lives, works and times and how narrative operates in holding them together. Biography is seen as a hybrid genre in which historical and fictional elements are imaginatively combined. It considers the roles of story-telling, factual data in the art of life-writing, and the literariness of its language. It includes a case study of the biography of Ellen Terry, discussion of the controversial relationship between a subject's life and works, 'biographical criticism' and, through the issue of gender, the social and cultural changes biographies reflect. It frames a poetics on the basis of its strategy and tactics and demonstrates how the literal truth of verifiable data and the poetic truth of what is narrated are interdependent"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benton, Michael
Dewey number
820.9/492
Index
index present
LC call number
PR756.B56
LC item number
B48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, English
  • English prose literature
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Authors
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
Label
Towards a poetics of literary biography, Michael Benton, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Southampton, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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.
Control code
909321153
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 165 pages
Isbn
9781137549570
Lccn
2015017423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)909321153
Label
Towards a poetics of literary biography, Michael Benton, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Southampton, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
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.
Control code
909321153
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 165 pages
Isbn
9781137549570
Lccn
2015017423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)909321153

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