Definition of biography in English:
noun (plural biographies)
1An account of someone’s life written by someone else.
- 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.
1.1Biographies as a branch of literature.
- 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.
1.2A human life in its course: 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.
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- 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.
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