‘Life Writing’ is all the rage nowadays, and two reasons suggest themselves. We live in a narcissistic, egalitarian age in which self-expression is seen as a virtue and a right; and technology not only floods the ether with blogs untouched by editorial hand, but has made it possible for self-publishers who yearn for the kudos still associated with the printed page to sell their works directly through Amazon, albeit at their own expense.
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His 'star – in the way writers’ reputations unfathomably come and go – shines less brightly than it once did, unfairly I think.'
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