Biography Vol. 38 No. 4 (2015)

Martin Edmond, from the article “something else is going on, an interaction, an exchange”: Martin Edmond’s Lives.” © Copyright and used by permission of the photographer, Matt Bialostocki.

In this new issue, Ingrid Horrocks’ essay “something else is going on, an interaction, an exchange: Martin Edmond’s Lives,”

analyzes New Zealand-born essayist and biographer Martin Edmond’s evolving biographical practice, and argues that it is revealing because it both maintains the centrality of the first person singular so common to life writing, and works to stretch to its limits the very idea of what it is to be a person.

Other featured articles include:

  • Martin Edmond: An interview by Ingrid Horrocks
  • The “Dual Era” in Hebron through the Diaries of Sami ‘Amr by Kimberly Katz
  • Sarah Polley’s Documemoir Stories We Tell: The Refracted Subject by Kate J. Waites

The issue also includes an “In Remembrance” section remembering James Olney, David Parker, and Tim Dow Adams.

Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE

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For over thirty years, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly has explored the theoretical, generic, historical, and cultural dimensions of life-writing.


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