Humphrey Carpenter, 1946 - 2005
Born: 29 April 1946, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Died: 4 January 2005, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Humphrey Carpenter quotes:
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- Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying. permalink
New York Times Book Review (7 February 1982)
- Biographies are likely to be either acts of worship or acts of destruction. And the best ones have elements of both. permalink
quoted by John Batchelor in The Art of Literary Biography (1995)
- I could not pin him down to a conventional biographical text like a dead insect. permalink
on his biography of Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie, quoted in Sunday Telegraph (15 September 1996)
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