“From the very beginning, it was snowflakes that fascinated me most,” he told his biographer Duncan Blanchard.
Yet asked what he would say to Woodward, the biographer paused before abandoning himself to his professional instincts.
One biographer set out to find the message that matters in his life and legend.
Philip Roth wants at least one biographer to get it right, more or less, and I'm the lucky guy.
But he was still averting his eyes from death, and his biographer says he approached the end in denial.
How, with all his energy, he managed to pay his way is a mystery, which his biographer is unable fully to solve.
The one defect acknowledged by his biographer was his partiality for women.
The biographer of Rienzi gives additional evidence of the fact.
This biographer gives some curious anecdotes of his school days.
It is an insult to a woman for her husband to assume, or for his biographer to assume for him, that he could be kind to her.
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]