Author Topic: Good Biographies for Research  (Read 1621 times)

ElectricPaladin

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on: December 04, 2011, 05:24:38 AM
I've got a project I want to start working on that is, in many ways, a biography of a character in a fantasy setting. I'm going to style the novel like an actual novel, not like a biography, but I may use quotes from the main character's imaginary biography as chapter-heading gnomic utterances. Before I start, though, I'd like to do some research on how biographies are actually written.

Can anyone recommend a good biography, preferably for someone powerful, influential, and controversial, that a non-biography reader (that's me) will still be able to get through?

And yes, I know that this means I should probably read The Name of the Wind and its sequel. They're on my list.

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