Reading Biography (Paperback)
iUniverse, 9780595337477, 116pp.
Publication Date: November 25, 2004
Carl Rollyson, a professional biographer and weekly columnist ("On Biography") for "The New York Sun," explores the ramifications of authorized and unauthorized biographies, investigates the relationship between biography and history, biography and fiction, biography and autobiography, as well commenting on certain perennial biographical subjects such as Napoleon, on sub genres such as children's biography, and on the most recent developments in life writing.
Rollyson's aim is to reach not merely scholars but that vast general audience addicted to reading biography, enhancing their pleasure by providing insight (or you might say, the inside word) on how biographies are put together.