Friday, February 29, 2008

Author, author ...

... Author vs. Work; Sainte-Beuve vs. Proust; Dorothy vs. Dan. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I enjoy literary biographies - and loved Richard Holmes on Coleridge - but I think the work reveals more about the writer than vice versa. I still think D.H. Lawrence was right when he said to trust the story, not the storyteller.

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