Writing the Lives of Writers

  • Warwick Gould
  • Thomas F. Staley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Martin Stannard
    Pages 1-18
  3. Lawrence Lipking
    Pages 36-53
  4. Ruth Kennedy
    Pages 54-67
  5. David Daniell
    Pages 68-78
  6. John Worthen
    Pages 191-203
  7. Hermione Lee
    Pages 224-238
  8. Antony Atkins
    Pages 277-292
  9. Ian MacKillop
    Pages 293-301
  10. Hazel Rowley
    Pages 302-312
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 320-328

About this book


Writing the Lives of Writers ponders that strange ventriloquized dialogue between biographers and their subjects, a dialogue all the stranger when the subject is a writer. It contains 22 essays by internationally distinguished scholars and biographers including Martin C. Battestin, Isobel Grundy, John Haffenden, Hermione Lee, Lawrence Lipking, Ray Monk, Hazel Rowley, Max Saunders, Martin Stannard and John Worthen. They tackle the lives of Chaucer, Tyndale, More, Fielding and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Wordsworth, Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, Yeats, Lawrence, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf, Malcolm Lowry, F.R. Leavis, Richard Wright and Brian Penton.


Autorschaft Bertrand Russell biography dialogue essay ethics fiction Geoffrey Chaucer knowledge literature politics subject William Butler Yeats William James Wordsworth

Editors and affiliations

  • Warwick Gould
    • 1
  • Thomas F. Staley
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LondonUK
  2. 2.Harry Ransom Humanities Research CenterUniversity of TexasAustinUSA

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