The Biographer's Tale

The Biographer's Tale

Book - 2000
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Phineas G. Nanson is a research student who falls out of love with theory-ridden post-structuralist criticism and into urgent need of a life full of things. Turning to biography, he becomes obsessed by biographer Scholes Destry-Scholes and his reverence for old-fashioned facts.
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000
ISBN: 9780701169459
Branch Call Number: FIC/Byatt 359401 1
Characteristics: 265 p. : ill


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Jan 15, 2012

Not my favourite of Byatt’s novels & struggled a few times to keep reading but, as always, her tales are complex and well considered so I certainly found parts of it extremely interesting, thought-provoking (such as the role of the biographer). Can’t help but think the title has some connection with Chaucer’s Canterbury Tale though not really sure how etc.

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