A Brief History of Biographies

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Beginning with a discussion of Jack Miles's God: A Biography and ending with another unusual book, Alexander Masters's study of a homeless beggar, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Andrew Brown surveys the art of biography and how it approaches various types of subject - religious leaders and saints; rulers and rebels; parents; philosophers, mathematicians and scientists; musicians and writers; and modern celebrities.

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A Brief History of Biographies

A Brief History of Biographies

From Plutarch to Celebs

Paperback135pp

9781843919728     Product Code: 299564

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Beginning with a discussion of Jack Miles's God: A Biography and ending with another unusual book, Alexander Masters's study of a homeless beggar, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Andrew Brown surveys the art of biography and how it approaches various types of subject - religious leaders and saints; rulers and rebels; parents; philosophers, mathematicians and scientists; musicians and writers; and modern celebrities.

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