Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBuckridge, Pat
dc.description.abstractBiographies of writers have maintained their popularity for many years, both here and overseas, a fact sometimes attributed to the chance they give 'busy people' to become acquainted with an author's work without having to read it. The imputation is probably unjust: many people are driven to read or reread an author's works as a direct consequence of reading a good biography. It is true, though, that biographies of writers seem to possess a range of what might be called secondary functions: they can provide not only conveniently digested samplings of the writers' work, but also serviceable frameworks for cultural historiography and for literary history and criticism.
dc.publisherUniversity of Queensland Press
dc.publisher.placeSt Lucia
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Literary Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLiterary Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.titleReview of Xavier Herbert: A Biography, Eleanor Dark: A Writer's Life and The Queen of Bohemia: The Autobiography of Dulcie Deamer: Being 'The Golden Decade' (Book reveiw)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Articles (Letter/ Note)
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBuckridge, Pat J.

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record