Thursday, April 10, 2008

Biography in Fiction

Half the drama of biography occurs within the biographer. Yet how many biographers include themselves as characters in their books?

Biographer (and Readerville denizen) Carl Rollyson provides his top ten list of novels that deal with the tensions between biographers and their subjects.

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