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date: 05 July 2020

biography 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

has flourished in recent decades, with some 3,500 examples appearing each year, a range of experimental new methods, and lively debate about the nature of life‐writing. Biography in its current form is comparatively recent, but it has deep roots in older traditions. The earliest biographies in England were written in Latin in the Middle Ages, largely to glorify saints (... ...

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