*English Language and Literature: Biographies & Memoirs

This guide provides general information regarding a selection of KU resources and websites pertaining to English Literature, English Literary Theory, Rhetoric and Composition, and Creative Writing.

Biographies & Memoirs

Shakespeare: A LifeI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsGarcia Marquez: The Man and His Work The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles WilliamsHow to Live: Or, A Life of MontaigneRay Bradbury UnboundChiang Yee: The Silent Traveler from the East American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

Specialized Biographical Works

Along with single-author biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs, themed biographical compilations are common in print and/or online. The following are examples of the types of specialized biographical works that can be found at KU Libraries:

Biography Databases

Use the following sources (as well as some of the literature databases found under the tab Finding Articles) to find biographical information on authors and other significant historical figures.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

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