Keepers of the Flame

Keepers of the Flame

Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography

by Ian Hamilton

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 18/08/2011

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Literary biography is an endlessly fascinating form, not least because of the fierce controversies that attend the question of how much of a writer's real life ought to be related to readers. Ian Hamilton, a first-rate biographer who encountering his share of adversity in writing the life of J.D. Salinger, is the perfect chronicler of such controversies in this brilliant study, first published in 1992, which charts the course of literary biography from Donne and Shakespeare to Plath and Larkin.

'Such a compelling read.' Antonia Fraser, Times

'Lively and informative, powerfully and humorously written.' Anthony Burgess, Observer

'Surely the funniest book ever written on the doom-laden issue of posthumous literary fame.' Jonathan Keates, Independent
ISBN:
9780571281671
9780571281671
Category:
Literature: history & criticism
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
18-08-2011
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
216x135x25mm
Weight:
0.53kg

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