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of or relating to or being biography


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Early readers of The Hermaphrodite understood it biographically as an expression of Howe's marital and domestic frustrations.
Overall, he seeks to fill out a "Readerly Shakespeare" (10), a writer both biographically and bibliographically concerned with the achievement as well as the experience of having his plays read.
Punday is not interested in biographically significant or ideologically invested media presences--the obviously symbolic moments which have tended to attract critical attention because of their broad interpretive power--but in "lower-level, seemingly decorative elements [that) are often crucial to the mechanical tasks of organizing narrative" (47).
The "might" in that sentence (like the "perhaps" in the one that concludes the previous paragraph) suggests the real strengths of Easterlin's approach: she is, although a true believer in an evolved "human nature," modest and cautious in her extrapolations of that belief, generous in her contextualizing of literary texts, framing them not only biologically and culturally, as her title suggests, but also socially, historically, and biographically, and alert always to the fact that literary texts are artful products of human meaning-making, not (or not always) the musings of a species mulling its eternal concerns, as Carroll and his disciples seem sometimes to interpret them.
By using the lens of the challenges posed for theology in the "modern" period, the book is set apart from other treatments that are more wide-angled historically or narrowly focused biographically.
First, Smith scholars can read their subject biographically.
For anyone who assumes that a biographically based novel ought to be dedicated to the biography's subject, and who -- having not spoken to the author -- has wondered for over 200 pages who Chkaiban's real grandmother is, this might be a trifle confusing.
With Memphis, his first studio album in five years, Scaggs looks back musically and biographically.
Biographically, she came to academia late, and did not take the well-beaten path of swapping school for campus; thus she avoided the institutional grooming and timidification that often ensnares those who travel this path.
Erkkila's "Afterword" seeks to revise the biographically orientated critical stance put forward by Alan Helms and Hershel Parker, who, in Erkkila's view, read Whitman's revisions of "Calamus" as the product of a "guilt-ridden homosexual poet [who] was engaged in a persistent and lifelong process of self-censorship, cover-up, and disguise after he had a single isolated love affair or 'homosexual crisis' in the late 1850s.
To the extent that one reads his reassessment of the novel's ending biographically, the two additional lines might be interpreted as Walker acknowledging his mortality and accepting it.
The obvious drawback to Knapp's approach is that he interprets moments in the plays biographically.
Biographically speaking, these parallel situations are united by Pushkin's actual acquaintance (and infatuation) with Sofia Potocka and her story of the unfortunate Maria Potocka, a member of the same clan, which she addresses to Pushkin, as well as by Pushkin's trip to Bakhchisarai and his composition of the narrative poem The Fountain of Bakhchisarai.
Biographically, as Zdzislaw Najder notes, these satirical comments on colonial snobbery sound like Conrad taking "emotional revenge" on the old French family whose daughter (Eugenie Renouf) he unsuccessfully wooed in 1888 (Najder, 111).
The sketchy islands, all squiggled intimations of water and oval coconuts, sitting atop geometric grounds of blurry neon, might be read biographically (Boninsegni was born in Korea and raised in Switzerland), as well as art-historically as a palimpsest of image culture in the Internet age.