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Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer - Richard Holmes
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Biography, like love, begins in passionate curiosity." So declares Richard Holmes--and as one of our most gifted biographers, with a half-dozen classic works under his belt, he ought to know. Yet Sidetracks is neither a close-focus chronicle (like Coleridge: Early Visions and Coleridge: Darker Reflections) nor a spirited, allusive slice of the author's life (like Footsteps). It is instead a miscellany with a difference. Introducing this collection of essays and sketches, Holmes describes it as "the fragmented tale of a single biographical quest, a thirty-year journey in search of the perfect Romantic subject, and the form to fit it." Wishful thinking? Not in the least. Sidetracks does indeed lead the author all over the map, from Thomas Chatterton to Felix Nadar, Mary Wollstonecraft to F. Scott Fitzgerald, not to mention that superlative Regency swinger Scrope Berdmore Davies. But Holmes's continuing preoccupation with the biographical arts gives the book a real unity, and makes it required reading for any aspiring Boswell. His professional tips are invariably on the nose: "Empathy is the most powerful, the most necessary, and the most deceptive, of all biographical emotions." His critical judgments are no less acute, whether he's discussing Shelley's "quality of verbal helium" or the "intellectual physiognomy" of Voltaire's grin. Still, the best lessons here (and the purest pleasures) are supplied by Holmes's own sympathetic magic, whi arts and literature,authors,biographies,criticism and theory,essays,essays and correspondence,history and criticism,literature and fiction,reference Biographies, Vintage

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With this collection of short and fascinating biographical pieces , the award-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious art of biography. When researching, Richard Holmes has often become captivated by figures peripheral to his main subject, literary forays that he couldn't resist. These talesthe forbidden love of John Stuart Mill, the bizarre novel of Oscar Wilde' s tragic grand-uncle, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's nightmarish yet cathartic final trip to Parisare part of what comprises Sidetracks , a marvelously original that includes letters and travelogues, radio plays, essays, and minature biographies. This book is a rare literary feast and an exploration of the creative processes of one of our most preeminent biographers. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards . Biography & Autobiography Biography & Autobiography eBook, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer
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Holmes, Richard

Title:

Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer

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0679757716

With this collection of short and fascinating biographical pieces," " the award-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious art of biography. When researching, Richard Holmes has often become captivated by figures peripheral to his main subject, literary forays that he couldn't resist. These tales-the forbidden love of John Stuart Mill, the bizarre novel of Oscar Wilde's tragic grand-uncle, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's nightmarish yet cathartic final trip to Paris-are part of what comprises Sidetracks, a marvelously original that includes letters and travelogues, radio plays, essays, and minature biographies. This book is a rare literary feast and an exploration of the creative processes of one of our most preeminent biographers.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780679757719
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0679757716
Paperback
Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
432 Pages
Weight: 0,345 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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