By Carl Rollyson

ISBN-10: 1476663254

ISBN-13: 9781476663258

a few critics rank biographers simply above serial murderers. the writer of this ebook, a self-described member of the Samuel Johnson tuition, does not percentage this view. An account of a lifestyles, he believes, should still adhere to the reality because the biographer sees it, to not the emotions of others.
This memoir of a pro biographer's lifestyles tells the interior tale of ways he took an interest in his matters and divulges the mechanics of the alternate: find out how to gather proposals for publishers, behavior interviews and archival study, and joust with editors, matters and their literary estates. different biographers have defined their method yet remained discrete, now not wishing to offend their resources and supporters. This writer has forgone such caution.

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