Biography: a novel

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A. Knopf, Aug 27, 1991 - Fiction - 259 pages
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As Raphael Alter researches his biography on Maxwell Leibert, the great American poet, dead for fifteen years, he becomes obsessed with ferreting out the truth of Leibert's life

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``There's a kind of peace when dealing with the dead. What's done has been done.'' During the course of this radiant, funny, and shrewd novel by the author of Saving Grace (1981), the peaceful, quasi ... Read full review

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Unearthing information about the personal lives of famous people can be an absorbing and sometimes voyeuristic exercise. In choosing to write about other people's lives, disciplined biographer and ... Read full review


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