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Hermione Lee by Indirections Finds Directions Out

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Abstract

Hermione Lee understands the lives of her subjects in part through a process of making up and making over by both the biographical narrator and the biographical subjects themselves. Lee’s approach to narrative structure and the style of a biography contribute to the story each one has to tell. Moreover, she sees the biographer as both reader and writer, given that each biography is a product as much of the reading and writing of both biographical subject and her biographer as of facts or new research. Finally, Lee’s writing also becomes a discourse about biography itself. The chapter ends with a conversation with Lee.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Roehampton UniversityLondonUK

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