Body Parts (Hardback)
  • Body Parts (Hardback)
  • Body Parts (Hardback)
  • Body Parts (Hardback)
  • Body Parts (Hardback)
  • Body Parts (Hardback)
zoom
Body Parts (Hardback) Body Parts (Hardback) Body Parts (Hardback) Body Parts (Hardback)

Body Parts (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 06/01/2005
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
As readers, we seem to be increasingly fascinated by studies of individual lives. In this timely, unusual and exhilarating collection Hermione Lee is concerned in different ways with approaches to 'life-writing': the relation of biography to fiction and history; the exploration of writers' lives in connection with their works; the new and changing ways in which biographies, memoirs, diaries and autobiographies can be discussed. As the title suggests, she also unravels the complex links between physical, sensual details and the 'body' of a work. 'Shelley's Heart and Pepys' Lobsters', for example, deals with myths, contested objects and things that go missing, while 'Jane Austen Faints' takes five varied accounts of the same dramatic moment to ask how biography deals with the private lives of famous women, a theme taken up in 'Virginia Woolf's Nose', on the way that the author's life-stories have been transformed into fiction and film. Other essays tease out different approaches, like that on Philip and Edmund Gosse, which enquires into the opposition between literary and scientific lives, or the fascinating 'Reading in Bed', which explores women's formative childhood reading, and how it enters into their adult writing. The subjects range from T. S. Eliot to J. M. Coetzee, from May Sinclair and Rosamond Lehmann to Eudora Welty and Brian Moore. Rich, diverting and entertaining, these brilliant studies by a leading critic and internationally acclaimed biographer raise profound and intriguing issues about every aspect of writing, and reading, a life.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780701177591
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

My Mess Is a Bit of a Life
Added to basket
Conversations on Love
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Let Me Tell You What I Mean
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Notes to Self
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
On Tyranny
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division
Added to basket
Real Estate
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Doors of Perception
Added to basket
I Feel Bad About My Neck
Added to basket
Burning Questions
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Down and Out in Paris and London
Added to basket
The Good Immigrant
Added to basket
Why I Write
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Welsh (Plural)
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
In the Garden
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.