Non-Fiction Books:

Literary Biography

Problems and Solutions



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Literary Biography: Problems and Solutions
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


In The Literary Biography, Dale Salwak brings together nineteen essays, most of them written especially for the volume, on what has been called 'the most delicate and humane of all the branches of the art of writing' - the biography, in this instance, the literary biography. Thoughtfully assembled and elegantly presented, this distinguished collection will be an indispensable guide for the nonspecialist as well as the specialist, for biographers, would-be biographers, and readers in general who are eager to learn about the practical and theoretical aspects of trying to create what Maurois called 'this magnificent poetry of life'.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - A Culture of Biography; J.Kaplan -Biography: The 'Scarlet Experiment'; A.Alpers - Those Wonderful Youths & Maidens, My Reviewers; N.J.Hall - The Necrophiliac Art?; M.Stannard - Read That Countenance; C.Aird -Reflections on Writing the Plath Biography; L.Wagner-Martin - Problems and Pratfalls of a Literary Biographer; R.Fraser - The Red Room: Stephen Crane and Me; L.H.Davis - Discovering Kingsley Amis; D.Salwak - Spinning Straw into Gold; D.Wood Middlebrook - On Being a Witness; K.Ramsland - Private and Public Lives; N.Spender - Mather, Poe, Houdini; K.Silverman - Breaking In; A.Motion - Shilling Lives: An Interview; A.Curtis - The Authorised Biographer; E.Jacobs -Sharing the Role: The Biographer as Sleuth; M.Lewis - Reflections of a Biographer; E.Longford -The Biographer's Revenge; J.Halperin - Notes - Related Works - Index
Release date NZ
October 8th, 1996
Edited by Dale Salwak
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Palgrave Macmillan
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 517 Banana Points