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Free download ð Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic Biographer See this of a Epub Ù thread for informationBiographer Richard Holmes was born in London England on November and educated at Downside School and Churchill College Cambridge His first book ShelleyThe Pursuit was published in and won a Somerset Maugham Award The first volume of his biography of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge Early Sidetracks Explorations MOBI :✓ Visions was published in and won the Whitbread Book of the Year award Dr Johnson Mr Savage an account of Johnson's undocumented friendship with the notorious poet Richard Savage won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography in The second volume of his study of Coleridge Coleridge Darker Reflections was published Explorations of a Epub ß in It won the Duff Cooper Prize the Heinemann Award and was shortlisted for the first Samuel Johnson Prize awarded in Richard Holmes writes and reviews regularly for various journals and newspapers including the New York Review of Books His most recent book Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic Biographer continues the exploration of his own highly original biographical method that he first wrote about in Footsteps Adventures of a Romantic Biographer He is also editor of a new series of editions of classic English biographies that includes work by Samuel Johnson Daniel Defoe and William Godwin His latest book The Age of Wonder is an examination of the life and work of the scientists of the Romantic age who laid the foundations of modern science It was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson PrizeHe is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature a Fellow of the British Academy and was awarded an OBE in He was awarded an honorary LittD in by the University of East Anglia where he was appointed Professor of Biographical Studies in September .

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Richard Holmes ñ 2 Free download N extraordinary and eclectic assortment of Romantic and Gothic writers and personalities French English Dutch and American some major some minor but all made hypnotically alive and memorable through Holmes's transforming touch We meet Chatterton and de Nerval Mary Wollstonecraft and Godwin James Boswell and Robert Louis Stevenson Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda With each of these twenty pieces Holmes shows how fluid playful and unconstrained the many voices of biography can be The collection is held together by a subtle autobiographical thread To be sidetracked is after all to be led astray by a path or an idea a scent or a tune and maybe lost forever.

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  • Laura

    Free download ð Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic Biographer Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic BiographerI enjoyed his pieces on Godwin and Wollstonecraft Voltaire and Boswell and his radio play about Shelley I found all of them illuminating and intelligent His comments about his sojourns in Paris sounded a little smug to me though And there were LOTS of typos very careless editor hereFor an absolutely wonderful book by Holmes read his biography of Shelley


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    Free download ð Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic Biographer Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic BiographerLike any collection of essays and miscellanies this is a mixed bag The essays on Chatterton Wolstencroft Scrope and Voltaire are very interesting The radio pieces don't transla


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    Free download ð Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic Biographer Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic BiographerRichard Holmes puts together a very enjoyable sampler that is both an introduction to his own thinking about biography and to a cast list of vaguely and strongly interlinked characters from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald bringing us into the 20thThe collection begins with Holmes' very first biographical piece a study of the vastly precocious poet Thomas Chatterton who committed suicide or overdosed accidentally at the age of 17 shortly after moving to London to cement his already florishing but cloudy literary career Holmes himself was in his early 20s and had recently moved to London after finishing up at CambridgeProspects were fair work was easy to find in those days and I had a good circle of friends Yet the truth was that I felt suicidally lonely and depressed for much of the time This was not particularly unusual for a young man coming to the big city But I was mad to write I felt I w


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    Free download ð Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic Biographer Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic BiographerCollection of essays previously published in newspapersAfter the wonderful Footsteps I found this really disappointing


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    Free download ð Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic Biographer Sidetracks Explorations of a Romantic Biographera compilation of occasional pieces curiosities some like wollstonecraft godwin one can do without holmes's style is always pleasing