Definición de biography en inglés:

biography

Saltos de línea: biog|raphy
Pronunciación: /bʌɪˈɒgrəfi
 
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sustantivo (plural biographies)

  • 1An account of someone’s life written by someone else.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Hey, there are people writing novels and biographies using pictures as well as words.
    • Was it possible to write the bestselling biography to match the box-office hit?
    • Drummund, who was also a biographer for Billy Graham, wrote an excellent biography on Finney which deals with this.
    Sinónimos
    life story, life history, life, memoir, profile, account
    informal bio, biog
    rare prosopography
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Biographies considered as a literary genre: the basic difference of approach to autobiography and biography
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    • Over the past 27 years, Norman Sherry has been pioneering a new literary genre: biography as ordeal.
    • By taking on these sympathetic forms, literary biography can supply parallel narratives to those of novels.
    • It is closer to literary Criticism, than biography but without ever being boring.
  • 1.2The course of a person’s life: although their individual biographies are different, both are motivated by a similar ambition
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    • It exposes the paradox that Plath's texts cannot be read through biography and cannot be read apart from it.
    • Some knowledge of Shapiro's biography is open to any reader in the dedication.
    • Over the centuries, Laozi's life took on elements of the mythological hero's biography.

Derivativos

biographer

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Birthplace of Scottish novelist, short-story writer, biographer and poet.
  • He was called to the Irish bar in 1951 and has earned a reputation as an esteemed playwright, poet and biographer.
  • Novelists, poets and playwrights all see such biographers as parasites.

Origen

late 17th century: from French biographie or modern Latin biographia, from medieval Greek, from bios 'life' + -graphia 'writing'.

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