'The Solace of Doubt'? Biographical Methodology after the Short Twentieth Century

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Abstract

This chapter discusses some of the trends in the twentieth century that have emerged in publications on how to write biographies, and emphasizes the trends of the past twenty years. Its focus is on English-language biography. It is suggested that one can understand the present debates as a rethinking of the suppositions of twentieth-century modernist biography.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMapping Lives
Subtitle of host publicationThe Uses of Biography
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
ISBN (Electronic)9780191734595
ISBN (Print)9780197263181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biographies
  • English-language biography
  • Modernist biography
  • Suppositions
  • Trends
  • Twentieth century

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