14.0573 biographastry

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 573.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 08:57:13 +0000
             From: Randall Pierce <rpierce@jsucc.jsu.edu>
             Subject: biographastry
    The American Historical  Association has considered biographical writing
    from many aspects over the years. Who should write a biography? When?
    How about "objectivity" and "subjectivity"? Is it better for the
    biographer to know the subject? Or not? An entire field of
    historiography is devoted to the genre'. Is it best left to the
    professional historian? Does a novelist have a part in biographical
    writing? All of these are questions which the AHA has debated for years.
    Questions concerning primary and secondary sources are, of course, of
    greatest import. I would recommend any aspiring biographer to see these
    studies. Randall

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