Description - The Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller
Since 1857, hardly a year has gone by without some sort of Bronte 'biography' appearing. These range from pious accounts in Victorian conduct books to Freudian pyschobiographies, from plays, films and ballets to tourist brochures and images on tea-towels, from sensation-seeking penny-a-liners to meticulous works of sober scholarship. Each generation has rewritten the Brontes to reflect changing attitudes - towards the role of the woman writer, towards sexuality, towards the very concept of personality. The Bronte Myth gives vigorous new life to our understanding of the novelists and their culture and Lucasta Miller reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Brontes themselves.
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(198mm x 130mm x 21mm)
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Author Biography - Lucasta Miller
Lucasta Miller read English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She has published research on Milton and worked as a literary journalist, reviewing for, among others, The Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the New Statesman, the TLS, the Economist and the Independent, of which she was Deputy Literary Editor. She is married to the tenor Ian Bostridge and lives in London. This is her first book.