Provides detailed readings of works by James Boswell, Richard Ellman, and Gertrude Stein, devoting incividual chapters to Samuel Johnson and Virginia Woolf.
Catherine Parke explores biography through detailed examinations of Samuel Johnson, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein and other masters of the genre.variety of modern literary biography).
Table of Contents
Biography: An Overview of the Genre 1 (34)
Majority Biography 1: Samuel Johnson 35 (32)
Majority Biography 2: Virginia Woolf 67 (22)
Minority Biography: Alice James and Langston 89 (22)
Group and Collective Biography and 111 (14)
Bibliographic Essay 125 (10)
Notes and References 135 (22)
Recommended Biographies: A Selected List 157 (10)