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ROBERT CARO AND THE POWER OF PLACE

Robert Caro.

        Speaking of the power of place, no one knows more about that than Robert Caro, who appeared at the 2011 Compleat Biographer Conference luncheon to accept this year's BIO Award for his contributions to the art and craft of biography in his books on  Read More 
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    THE POWER OF PLACE: ISTANBUL SHUTS OUT AMHERST

    Istanbul at sunset. (Photo: qmannola)

          It's never smart for anyone working on a biography to underestimate the power of place. Especially when the writer is reading someone else's work.

         &nbspWhen I went on vacation two weeks ago, I brought along Lives Like Loaded Guns, the biography of Emily Dickinson by Lyndall Gordon, to read on the transatlantic leg of a trip to Istanbul. Read More 
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