from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who writes, composes, or produces biography.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the writer of a biography
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who writes an account or history of the life of a particular person; a writer of lives, as Plutarch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who writes a biography, or an account of the life and actions of a particular person; a writer of lives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who writes an account of a person's life
The biographer is obliged to tell the truth -- even when it means saying something good about someone.
"The biographer is obliged to tell the truth -- even when it means saying something good about someone."
As the author of twenty-six books, most of them biographies, I've developed a kind of motto: "The biographer is obliged to tell the truth -- even when it means saying something good about someone."
Hmm, yes, the Arnold Kling biographer is going to have a LOT to wade through.
A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee.
Kathryn: Would you say Trudy, the Aspinall biographer, is acting out of hubris with her idea that she can have that story, that it is hers for the taking?
"He's no fool; he knows this is not a popular position to take," says Robert Timberg, a McCain biographer and editor of Proceedings: The Magazine of the U.S.
For example: Edmund White on Marcel Proust, Edna O'Brien on James Joyce, Mary Gordon on Joan of Arc. The choice of biographer is not obvious — it may even be at first glance surprising — but it is intriguing, and based on some perceived affinity of temperament, vision, or cultural background between author and subject.
Boswell gave a new meaning to the word biographer, that is the writer of a life, and now when a great man has had no one to write his life well, we say "He lacks
Crawford didn’t live to see the publication — and, worse, the filming — of Mommie Dearest, but she has had numerous defenders in the years since, and her new biographer is firmly in the pro-Joan, anti-Christina camp.