R. Holmes Vibrating in Uncertainty

  • Jane McVeigh


A discussion about the haunting by R. Holmes of recent British biography considers the work of three biographers who are all based in Britain and are notable for their approach to storytelling. Narrative will inevitably intervene to create a story that is more than a chronicle, a list or a statement of events. Thus, in the case of more personal, popular biography, a story is re-created that is a version of a life or lives. Each biographer offers a version of a life or group of lives based on the facts available. The chapter ends with a conversation with the Romantic biographer Richard Holmes.


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  1. 1.Roehampton UniversityLondonUK

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