How gently, wisely, and justly G MYoung deals with him. That is not the way to write biography.
It is unlikely that anyone will write his biography, but he will be enshrined in10,000 indexes.
Biography is now more or less a branch of psychiatry.
The art of Biography Is different from Geography. Geography is about Maps, But Biography is about Chaps.
In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if theyare, the fiction parts should be printed in red ink, the fact parts in black ink.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
There is properly no history; only biography.
We have escapist fictionwhy not escapist biography?
An autobiography is only 'a sort of life'it may contain less errors of fact than a biography, but it is of necessity even more selective: it begins later and it ends prematurely.
Between history and the novel stands biography, their unwanted offspring, which has brought a great embarrassment to them both.
Inthehistorian'sview biography isa kindoffrogspawn it takes ten thousand biographies to make one small history.
Many of the greatest men that ever lived have written biography.Boswell was one ofthesmallest menthat ever lived and he has beaten them all.
The past exudes legend: one can't make pure clay of time's mud. There is no life that can be recaptured wholly; as it was.Which is to say that all biography is ultimately fiction.
No social study that does not come back to the problems of biography, of history and of their intersections within a society has completed its intellectual journey.
A painting that is an act is inseparable from the biography of the artist.
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.
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