Biography

Founded in Jan. of 1978, Biography is a quarterly journal published by the University of Hawaii Press. Its subject matter is literature. Stanley Schab is the Managing Editor, George Simson is the Founding Editor, Marie-Jose Fassiotto is the Reviewed Elsewhere Editor and Miriam Fuchs and Craig Howes are the Co-Editors.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring

Biography Theory and Method: The Case of Samuel Johnson.(Critical Essay)
In "Samuel Johnson: Dean of Contemporary Biographers" (Biography 24.2, Spring 2001), I argued that Samuel Johnson's description of biography in The Rambler, No. 60 is still far ahead of what biographers and many of their critics conceive of as biography....
Editor's note.(Editorial)
A number of valuable new resources for those of us interested in life writing have appeared in the past year. Margaretta Jolly's massive two-volume Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms was published of Life Writing:...
Genius and the Dutiful Life: Ray Monk's Wittgenstein and the Biography of the Philosopher as Sub-genre.(Critical Essay)
... to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Hamlet I. iii. 78-80 One human being can be a complete enigma to another. Ludwig...
Political Memoirs and Negative Rhetoric: Kurt Waldheim's in the Eye of the Storm and IM Glaspalast der Weltpolitik.(In the Glass Palace of World Politics)(Critical Essay)
The publication in 1985 of Kurt Waldheim's in the Eye of the Storm, and the corresponding German version Im Glaspalast der Weltpolitik [In the Glass Palace of World Politics], coincided with Waldheim's bid for the Austrian presidency. This timing...
Reviewed Elsewhere
Contributing editors Judith Coullie, Michael Fassiotto, Corey Hollis, Gabriel Merle, Barbara Bennett Peterson, and Bronwen Solyom provided the excerpts for this issue. Publications reviewed include Albion, American Quarterly, The Historian, Journal...