Abstract

Abstract:

Biography has long played an important role within American life, and yet mass-market biographies remain underexamined. Theorizing so-called "popular biography" within twentieth-century American popular nonfiction and celebrity journalism, this article analyzes the genre's conventions and its centrality to celebrity discourse.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 355-377
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-27
Open Access
No
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