Theoretical Discussions of Biography
Approaches From History, Microhistory, and Life WritingeBook - 2012
Biography has been around at least since the time of Christ, but it was not called that until the late seventeenth century, and even then it was conflated with other terms to describe essentially the same activity. Developed over centuries there has been surprisingly little systematical theoretical work done on the genre of biography. Not only does this text serve as a historical primer on biography it provides a touchstone text on the theories behind the phrase, why it became prominent, and whether or not it can be critically analyzed as a historiographical and literary genre. Whether Biograp.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (450 pages)