Profiles represent individual writers’ roles within literary history, with accounts of their lives and then their bodies of writing. Read them as individual texts and/or use the linked words within them as springboards to other areas of Orlando. To view citations, click on the double quotation mark icons found throughout.
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Profiles begin with a summary of key aspects of the writer's career, such as principal influences and intertextuality, generic range, and reputation, then offer more in-depth accounts of their works and lives, organized chronologically and by genre.
See the Milestones section for short statements about the author’s birth, death, first literary activities, and landmark publications.