Leon Edel

Thackeray's strength lay in his gradually grasping and reflecting the society which he knew to be both powerful and petty.

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Wilson’s work as a reporter brought him much closer to the nation’s realities and he described these with his masterly concreteness.

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Biography, says Paul Murray Kendall, is a “showing” of facts, as if they were things on display under glass in a library. He distinctly does not want

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Seldom has the voice of passion been cushioned with dispassion as in this book. What saves this life from being a catalogue of data is the vibrancy of

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A Fluid Portrait

André Gide sat for his portrait many times—and largely to himself—during his sixty years of creation. He made of his books a long and continuous confe

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