ERIC Number: ED040212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Biography and Truth. The Bobbs-Merrill Series in Composition and Rhetoric.
Weintraub, Stanley, Ed.
The selections in this collection pertain to the predicaments faced by the biographer who must discover what he believes is the truth and then use this material to create a work of compelling interest. Arnold L. Fein, J. H. Plumb, and Hesketh Pearson present observations on the biographer's dilemma: the difficulty of determining the borderline between the individual's right to privacy and the public's right to know. The bulk of the publication consists of six sets of selections, each of which includes the thoughts of a biographer on his art balanced by a selection from one of his biographies. These sets are by Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, John Gibson Lockhart, Lytton Strachey, Andre Maurois, and Osbert Sitwell. Suggestions for discussion and writing are included. (JM)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, Characterization, Eighteenth Century Literature, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literary Genres, Literary Styles, Literature, Nineteenth Century Literature, Research Problems, Twentieth Century Literature, Validity, Victorian Literature, Writing (Composition)
Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc., 4300 W. 62nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 ($1.00)
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