The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale

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The biographer - so often in the shadows, kibbitzing, casting doubt, proving facts - here comes to the stage. James Atlas takes us back to his childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to study writers' lives. We meet Richard Ellmann, the great biographer of James Joyce and Atlas's professor during a transformative year at Oxford. We get to know the author's first subject, the "self-doomed" poet Delmore Schwartz; a bygone cast of intellectuals such as ...

The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale 2018, Corsair, London

ISBN-13: 9781472153135

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The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale 2017, Pantheon Books

ISBN-13: 9781101871690

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