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In her essays on biography, Virginia Woolf delineates a theory of a new form of the genre, one tha specifically reacts against the "pose, huimbug, and solemnity" of what she sweepingly terms "Victorian" biography, whose... read more
Chapter 1: Virginia Woolf: "The New Biography" (1927) and Orlando (1928):
Chapter 2: Aphra Behn: The Incomparable Astrea (1927): First Professional Writer
Chapter 3: Saint Joan of Arc (1936): "The least sentimental of saints"
Chapter 4: Knole and the Sackvilles (1922) and Pepita (1937): Paternal and Maternal Autobiography
Chapter 5: The Eagle and the Dove (1943): The "Two Teresas" as Autobiographers
Chapter 6: Portrait of a Marriage (1973): Autobiography and Biography
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