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|implied by the very notion of the “past” and of its correct representation. to think of |
history as fiction does not mean, ... and verifying them here. all history becomes
subjective; in other words, there is properly no history; only biography.
|3 So I am emphatically not wanting to encourage those persons who simply |
delight in talking about themselves, and who engage in ... Imight begin a sermon
by saying, “Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'There is properly no history; only
|Ironically, precisely at the moment of finding himself anew in his origins and |
history through the agency of Mother's voice he is ... “There is properly no history,
only biography”253 As gradually Mother's fear of the tape recorder and, possibly
Victoria Jennings, Andrea Katsaros - 2007 - Preview
|Plutarch and Nepos in famous passages deÀne their biographies against history: |
“it is not history I am writing”, says Plutarch, “but Lives...” (Alex. 1.2) ... Emerson's “
There is properly no history, only biography”, is not too far away (1841: 153).
|Great men have often the shortest biographies. — Their real life is in their books |
or deeds. There is properly no history, only biography. — Emerson. One
anecdote of a man is worth a volume of biography. — Channing. The remains of
|There have been dozens and dozens of biographies written on Princess Diana. |
One can imagine a ... is not easy or clear cut. As Ralph Waldo Emerson observes
, “There is properly no history; only biography” (Essays: First Series, 1841).
|Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip. LEON |
EDEL <b. 1907), U.S. biographer, crilic. Interview in Writ- crs at Work (Eighth
Series, ed. by George I'limpion, 1988). 10 There is properly no history, only
|For if we think of history as biography, we must think of Humans as opposed to |
men and women. ... Paragraph one explains Emerson's idea that “there is
properly no history; only biography” and illustrates the explanation with a
|R. G. Collingwood, in the opening pages of his The Idea of History, addresses |
himself to the nagging question of the purpose of history and concludes that "
history ... "There is properly no history; only biography," wrote Ralph Waldo
|So Charles Kingsley, in Freeman's eyes, shows how “History is thus turned into a |
field in which a countless series of biographies finds its place.” So, too, in the
same strain, Emerson declared: “There is properly no history, only biography.