biographical fiction

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  • There is, of course, nothing particularly new about biographical fiction. Cited from Essays in Contemporay Criticism, Harry S. Canby
  • No matter what style of biographical fiction, the novelist usually bases the novel on historical research.
  • Within different pieces of biographical fiction, the relationship between the biographical and the fiction can vary.
  • The fact is, biographical fiction like this is to be judged by itself, it has its own laws of technique. Cited from Masters of the English Novel, by Richard Burton
  • Biographical fiction is fiction which takes a historical individual and recreates elements of their life in turn telling a fictional narrative, usually in the genres of film or the novel.
  • Additionally, two genres of fiction rely very heavily on the incorporation of biographical elements into their content, biographical fiction and autobiographical fiction.
  • The young men, and in a less degree the young women, especially in America, where the youngest generation is, I believe, more vigorous than elsewhere, have taken to biographical fiction. Cited from Essays in Contemporay Criticism, Harry S. Canby
  • Some biographical fiction asserts itself as a factual narrative about the historical individual, like Gore Vidal's Lincoln.
  • Although he wrote plays and a couple of contemporary set novels, Weiss's speciality was biographical fiction - particularly of artists, such as Titian and Rembrandt.
  • In the late 1950s, he travelled with Stone to Italy, reproducing the sculptural tools and techniques Michelangelo used to help the novelist with his work of biographical fiction.
  • In 2013, Endeavour Press published Zuvich's debut, His Last Mistress, a biographical fiction novel about the Duke of Monmouth's last and most important relationship.
  • While other biographical fiction will create two parallel strands of narrative one in the contemporary and one focusing on the biographical history, such as Malcolm Bradbury's To the Hermitage and Michael Cunningham's The Hours.
  • Biographical fiction has its roots in late 19th century and early 20th century novels which were based loosely on the lives of famous individuals without direct reference to them, such as George Meredith's Diana of the Crossways (1885) and Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence (1919).