Keepers of the Flame: Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography

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Hutchinson, 1992 - Authors - 344 pages
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Many of our most treasured works of literature, including John Donne's sonnets and Shakespeare's plays, have been preserved more by accident than by design. Key writings from the past have been burned, stolen, suppressed or edited by widows or friends anxious to preserve a sanitized image of the writer in question, sometimes for profit or self-aggrandizement.

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A surprisingly original study of the literary estates of many famed writers, and a look at the tangled relationship between estate management and biography. Hamilton wrote the strong Robert Lowell ... Read full review

Contents

John Donne the Younger
7
Surviving Shakespeare
16
Marvell Milton Dryden
30
Copyright

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