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The Art of Literary Biography$
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John Batchelor

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198182894

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.001.0001

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A Life for a Life

A Life for a Life

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(p.26) (p.27) 2 A Life for a Life
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The Art of Literary Biography
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JON STALLWORTHY

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0003

The biographer as ‘postmortem exploiter’ is a disturbing concept to both biographers and their subjects — but even more disturbing is that of the biographer as homicide. It might have been dismissed as a figment of the inflamed imagination of a neurotic novelist. A principal object of the quest of all the fictional biographers considered here is the truth about the sexuality of their subjects. In the quest for the truth about Wilfred Owen, all the evidence relating to his sexuality is examined.

Keywords:   life, biographer, Wilfred Owen, sexuality

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