Originally Posted on By David Hudson ON FILM / THE DAILY — MAY 6, 2019 This month’s round of book reviews, excerpts, events, and lists is top-heavy with titles rooted in Hollywood’s golden age. Let’s begin with Joseph McBride, the author of critical biographies of John Ford and Orson Welles (McBride appears as a film critic in Welles’s The Read more about THE CRITERION COLLECTION May Books[…]

Book Review: Negotiating the Perils of Biography

Originally published in THE BIOGRAPHER’S CRAFT The newsletter of the Biographers International Organization, May 2019 By Carl Rollyson I dropped everything to read this book, and so should you—if you are willing to confront the corruption endemic in writing certain kinds of biography. The plot involves a celebrated archivist, a famous editor, a respected lawyer, Read more about Book Review: Negotiating the Perils of Biography[…]