- a writer of someone's biography.
Origin of biographer
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Examples from the Web for biographer
But any biographer of the novel faces a problem more fundamental than compressing between two covers a vast and unwieldy subject.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
Biographer Andrew Roberts argues that history has maligned Napoleon by lumping him in with totalitarian thugs.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
November 7, 2014
“I had to lie on a huge, fur rug and have a nightmare,” Prince Charles told his biographer, Jonathan Dimbleby.
Biographer Jane Ridley has written of Edward VII, “He spied on Bertie, he whipped him, he treated him as a patient.”
“It was the first biography that made me want to become a biographer,” Spitz said.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece
September 16, 2014
He wrote for humanity, as his biographer justly says, not for fame.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Dignity and respectability have ruined alike the historian and the biographer.
So early had Boswell made his resolve to be the biographer of Johnson.
They are worthy of the biographer who has now well grouped and described these creatures.Criminal Man
Horace Traubel will be remembered, as he wished to be remembered, as the biographer of Whitman.Pipefuls
Word Origin and History for biographer
Of every great and eminent character, part breaks forth into public view, and part lies hid in domestic privacy. Those qualities which have been exerted in any known and lasting performances may, at any distance of time, be traced and estimated; but silent excellencies are soon forgotten; and those minute peculiarities which discriminate every man from all others, if the are not recorded by those whom personal knowledge enabled to observe them, are irrecoverably lost. [Johnson, "Life of Sir Thomas Browne," 1756]
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