Biography as High Adventure: Life-Writers Speak on Their Art

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Index
Academia, x
Adams, Henry, 33; The Education of Henry Adams, 72
Aesthetics. See Biography as art
Antony, Marc, 48
Arnold, Matthew, 21
Asimov, Isaac, 53
Aubrey, John, 14; Brief Lives, 65
Auden, Wystan Hugh, 21
Augustine, St.: Confessions, 100
Autobiography, 41, 60, 72, 91; vs. biography, 100; in education, 33; subject's work as, 86, 123; as type of biography, 56, 83
Bacon, Roger, 4, 14
Bate, W. Jackson, ix
Baudelaire, Charles, 116
Bedford, Sybille: The Portrait of Zelide, 72
Bell, E. T.: Men of Mathematics, 53
Berenson, Bernard, 82
Berryman, John: on Stephen Crane, 23
Beveridge, Albert: John C. Marshall, 56
Biographer, 20, 104, 109; and creative process, 110, 114-18, 120, 125; vs. historian, 8-9, 20, 32-33, 51, 54; intimacy of, with subject, 55, 62, 85-87, 105, 129-38; relation of, to subject, 65-69, 90-92, 99-103; responsibility of, 19; vs. subject, 40-41, 47-48, 72
Biography, ix, x, 5, 19, 21, 52-53, 65, 70, 96, 106; as art, 3, 5-6, 16, 41, 93, 125; defined, 38, 39, 78; dictionaries of, 59; ethics in, 5, 22, 58, 68, 93; and fiction, 39-40, 87; function of, xiii; and history, xi, 39-40, 56, 57-61, 70, 71, 91, 93-94, 124-25, 137; humanism in, so, 64, 124; language of, 113-16, 129; literary, x, xi, 33-38, 65, 70, 86, 109, 137; manuals of, 44, 54; as myth, 75, 81, 109; vs. novel, ix, 4-6, 8-9, 11, 40- 41, 45-46, 87, 91; as portraiture, 7, 18, 23, 24-30, 30-31, 50, 93, 102; VS. PSYchoanalysis, xi, 30, 47, 52-53, 89-90, 91; and psychology, xii, 24, 41, 48, 55, 58, 71, 72, 102 (see also Biography: vs. psychoanalysis); pure, x, xi, 38-39, 131; readership of, ix, 64, 93-94; as simulation, 39-40, 41, 46, 49, 56, 62, 108, 119-20
Bloom, Harold, 106
Booth, Wayne, x
Boswell, James, 9, 14, 21, 39-40, 74, 79; on Samuel Johnson, 22, 40, 42, 70, 77; Johnson, 33
Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 33, 125; on Edward Coke, 66, 68; on Francis Bacon, 68; Yankee from Olympus, 56
Bradford, Gamaliel, 58; Confederate Portraits, 58; Union Portraits, 58
Brontë, Charlotte, 18
Brontë, Emily, 18
Bullitt, William, 52
Byron, George Gordon, 5, 7, 11, 18
Caesar, Julius, 8
Carlson, Elof Axel: Hermann J. Muller, 53
Carlyle, Thomas, 8, 48, 59, 60, 90; Cromwell, 100
Catton, Bruce, 124.
Cavendish, George: The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey, 33
Character, xi, 5-11, 20, 125
Chaucer, Geoffrey, 22
Chekhov, Anton, 4
Chronology. See Narrative: sequence
Churchill, Winston: on Marlborough, 60
Cibber, Colley, 33
Clifford, James, 33
Climax, 5, 10, 48, 89
Cobb, Richard: Death in Paris, 53; Paris and Its Provinces, 53
Coleridge, Samuel, 18
Comines, Philippe de: Memoirs of Louis xi, 100
Concise Cambridge History of English Literature, 34
Crane, Hart, 23, 107, 109
Crane, Stephen, 23, 107
Critics, 92

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