Monday, December 17, 2012

Not a moment too soon...

...Arifa Akbar: A new age for the literary biography, without yesterday's men of action
Taylor also points out that the lives of our contemporary writers would hardly make for exciting reading: "The modern novelist merely takes his A-levels, studies creative writing somewhere and then sits down to begin a lifetime at his or her desk. It is no disparagement of such modern grandees as Ian McEwan or William Boyd to wonder what, exactly, you would put in their biographies".

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