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Tagged With: Biography

A Dog’s Life by Michael Holroyd – a review.

This is a fictionalised account of Holroyd’s eccentric family, detailing 24 hours in the lives of the inhabitants of the house called ‘This’ll do’. It’s a study of old age, and of a middle class family in reduced circumstances struggling to cope with the post-war world of the early 50s. Best known for his biographies … Continue reading »

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New Life in Life Writing: Part 2 – Specific issues

Notes from a discussion, held at Senate House, 15 May 2013 Chair: Max Saunders: Professor of English at Kings College; Co-Director of the Centre for Life Writing Research. Michael Holroyd: CV on literature.britishcouncil.org. Sarah Bakewell: her first biography:- How to live: a Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty answers. Wendy Moffat: American, Professor … Continue reading »

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New Life in Life Writing: a discussion held at Senate House on 15 May 2013

Chair: Max Saunders: Professor of English at Kings College; Co-Director of the Centre for Life Writing Research; Convenor of the MA in Life Writing. Edits the annual series of Ford Maddox Ford Studies. Michael Holroyd: doyen of British literary biographers. See his CV on literature.britishcouncil.org. His latest biography (said to be his last) had mixed … Continue reading »

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