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May 21, 2008

Featured review – Douglas Goold on Conrad Black’s “The Invincible Quest”

Filed under: Uncategorized — internationaljournal @ 4:21 pm

Ever since Boswell completed his famous biography of Johnson more than

200 years ago, it has been fascinating to consider the relationship between

biographers and their subjects. Why did the author choose the subject he or

she did? Is the biographer sympathetic, not so sympathetic, or downright

hostile? Does the biographer capture the spirit of the subject, and under-

stand what makes him or her tick? Finally, does the published work tell us

almost as much about the biographer as it does about the subject?

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