What unfortunate definition of biography did John Dryden offer?
In what two ways did this definition limit biography?
For what legal reason were biographers in eighteenth century England
"functioning as extended newspaper obituarists"?
Why, according to Samuel Johnson, is hagiography not useful?
Why, according to Samuel Johnson, can history not "provide the same
human insight and therapeutic benefit as biography"?
According to Oliver Goldsmith, what is the best lesson for a
What is the second best lesson?
What is the name of the person who took Samuel Johnson's views to heart
in an important biography of Johnson himself?
Who invented the personal essay?
How were Rousseau's Confessions different from those of Augustine?