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A Brief History of Biographies: From Plutarch to Celebs

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A Brief History of Biographies: From Plutarch to Celebs - Brown, Andrew

Does the success of warts-and-all celebrity biographies betray our prurient, voyeuristic times? Or is a fascination with the lives and struggles of others a facet of human nature, reflected in literary tastes through the ages? Modern biographies, Andrew Brown argues, inspire by framing life as a struggle - against drink, drugs, depression or ...

A Brief History of Biographies: From Plutarch to Celebs 2011, Hesperus Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781843919728

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