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The Shadow in the Garden

A Biographer's Tale

James Atlas

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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  • Publisher: Corsair
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 396pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 232x152mm
  • ISBN: 9781472153135
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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