biography, reconstruction in print or on film, of the lives of real men and women. Together with autobiography—an individual's interpretation of his own life—it shares a venerable tradition, meeting the demands of different audiences through the ages.
Sections in this article:
- The Development of Biography as a Literary Form
- The Origins of Biography
- Biography in a Multimedia Age
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