"...Plenty of biographers dramatize their narratives with descriptions of emotions, highly coloured scene-setting, or strategies of suspense. Some go further, and deploy full-scale fictional methods: invented meetings between author and subject, imaginary episodes, musings on the identity of the biographer, and hypothetical conversations."

Thank you in advance.

  • The quotation is from Biography: A Very Short Introduction by Hermione Lee.
    – Xanne
    Apr 27, 2017 at 4:39

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"Subject" refers here to the person whose biography the biographer is writing: so it might be written like it's a casual conversation over coffee, when it didn't actually happen like that.

  • Good answer, I hope you don't mind that I made a minor edit for clarity Apr 27, 2017 at 2:15
  • @RaceYouAnytime 👍
    – Duars
    Apr 27, 2017 at 2:16

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