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. 35, No. 3, Summer

The Biographies of J. Robert Oppenheimer: Desert Saint or Destroyer of Worlds
In 2005, sixty years after the scientific director of the Manhattan Project looked out over the New Mexico desert and witnessed the result of eighteen months of work on what was then the world's largest and most expensive scientific endeavor, there...
Unknown Knowns: State Secrets and Family Secrets
In an opinion piece in The New York Times, published on the last day of 2011, Geoffrey Wheatcroft employs the phrase "unknown knowns" to sum up a host of contemporary woes, from the Iraq War, to the subprime mortgage collapse, to the Jerry Sandusky...
Vincent Carretta. Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage
Vincent Carretta. Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2011. 279 pp. ISBN 978-082033380, $29.95. Vincent Carretta's Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage is by far the most comprehensive book about...
Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years
Mandela, Nelson Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years. David James Smith. London: Little, Brown, 2011. 405 pp. R268. The Mandela who emerges from Smith's complex portrait--pieced together from diaries, oral histories, and dozens of interviews...