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Published: 18 March 2018

304 Pages | 7 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198789369

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Portraits from Life

Modernist Novelists and Autobiography

Jerome Boyd Maunsell

  • An innovative account of autobiographies and memoirs written by novelists from 1900-1950 that presents new ways of thinking about literary Modernism
  • Offers fresh critical readings of autobiographies by seven canonical Modernist writers: Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Henry James, Wyndham Lewis, Gertrude Stein, H.G. Wells, and Edith Wharton
  • Places the writing of these texts within the biographical contexts of these authors' own lives, opening up new links between them
  • Written in a clear and accessible style, and grounded in deep biographical research that draws on letters, diaries, and other life-writings
  • Paints a substantial group portrait, and reflects on the unique processes of memoir-writing