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Biography

Biography: a very short introduction by Hermione Lee

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"Very short" but very good.


Hermione Lee takes the reader on a tour of the biography from from antiquity to the present day, always maintaining a critical distance and humour throughout.


A primer; it strikes me that that the contents are easily applied to new biography forms (and tools) manifest in social media.


Barthes was wrong.


The author isn't dead; just on Instagram.

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