Monday, November 24, 2008

Body Parts

I am currently engrossed in a book by Hermione Lee titled, "Body Parts - Essays on Life-Writing". This book composed of a number of essays gives a valuable insight into the life and work of a biographer. Biographies are one of my favourite genres so I am hooked and intrigued. Lee wrote the definitive biography on Virginia Woolf. I thoroughly enjoyed that book, so it is a real delight to read Body Parts. Lee covers some of the important relationships in literature such as: the relation of biography to fiction, the exploration of writer's lives in connection with their works and the new and changing ways in which biographies, diaries, autobiographies and memoirs are handled. This is a must read if you have any interest in life writing. DK
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