Amber Regis :: "Looking Glasses At Odd Corners"

Life-writing, literature, popular culture.

Crossing Over

I was particularly struck by an article in this week’s Times Higher Education: ‘Through the eyes of others’ (27 Oct–2 Nov 2011). It asked what the positives and pitfalls are … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Allusive Biography: The Life of Charlotte Brontë

I’ve just finished re-reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1857 biography, The Life of Charlotte Brontë. The book caused widespread controversy on its first publication; lawsuits were threatened and readers were scandalised by … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

Holy Flying Circus

Holy Flying Circus, broadcast on BBC Four earlier this week (19.10.11), contained all the classic ingredients of TV biopic. First of all, the plot was grounded in a recognisable history: … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · 4 Comments

“Looking Glasses At Odd Corners”

The title of my blog is taken from Virginia Woolf’s essay, ‘The Art of Biography’. She argues that modern day biographers, living in a world of fast communications and new … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

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