Vincent Buckley: Shaping the Book

McLaren, John (2010) Vincent Buckley: Shaping the Book. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), Vincen. pp. 1-6. ISSN 1633-6027


The basic shape of a biography is given by the facts of the life of its subject. The biographer’s task is to make sense of these facts: to provide a map that will show the significance of the facts, their relationship to each other and to their historical context. This map will show the features of the subject’s journey through life, but it is also the result of the biographer’s own journey through the subject’s life. The interactions between these two journeys give the book its shape, map its patterns. This paper will show some of the paths the author attempted and try to explain the directions the author eventually took.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Historical > SEO Classification > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding
Keywords ResPubID21136, Vincent Buckley biography
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