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For more information on how Gale`s In Context can transform your classroom contact your local Sales Representative or call Gale at 800-877-4253. Frank Friedel, for example, in creating a biography of the U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt, had to wrestle with something like 40 tons of paper But finally, when writing the life of any person, whether long or recently dead, the biographer`s chief responsibility is vigorously to test the authenticity of the collected materials by whatever rules and techniques are available.Biography is sometimes regarded as a branch of history , and earlier biographical writings—such as the 15th-century Mémoires of the French councellor of state, Philippe de Commynes, or George Cavendish`s 16th-century life of Thomas Cardinal Wolsey—have often been treated as historical material rather than as literary works in their own right. The biography that results from what might be called a vital relationship between the biographer and his subject often represents a conjunction of two main biographical forces: a desire on the part of the writer to preserve the earthly pilgrimage of a man,” as the 19th-century historian Thomas Carlyle calls it (Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, 1838), and an awareness that he has the special qualifications, because of direct observation and access to personal papers, to undertake such a task.
Such biography ranges in style and method from George Cavendish`s 16th-century life of Cardinal Wolsey, Roger North`s late-17th-century lives of his three brothers, and Boswell`s life of Johnson to modern works like Lord David Cecil`s Melbourne, Garrett Mattingly`s Catherine of Aragon, Andrew Turnbull`s Scott Fitzgerald, and Leon Edel`s Henry James.Neil Gaiman writes books for readers of all ages, including the following collections and picture books for young readers: M is for Magic (2007); Interworld (2007), co-authored with Michael Reaves; The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1997); The Wolves in the Walls (2003); the Greenaway-shortlisted Crazy Hair (2009), illustrated by Dave McKean; The Dangerous Alphabet (2008), illustrated by Gris Grimly; Blueberry Girl (2009); and Instructions (2010), illustrated by Charles Vess.