The Shadow in the Garden

The Shadow in the Garden

A Biographer's Tale

Hardback396pp Illustrated232x152mm

9781472153135     Product Code: 508524


Reflecting on the pursuit of literary biography, James Atlas recalls his childhood and early compulsion to study the lives of other writers, including the American poet Delmore Schwartz and the novelist Saul Bellow. He also reflects on the work of historical biographers, from Plutarch’s Lives to Boswell’s Samuel Johnson and Richard Holmes’s Coleridge, offering an insight into a profession that usually remains in the shadows.

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