gamaliel bradford

Bradford

[brad-ferd]
noun
1.
Gamaliel, 1863–1932, U.S. biographer and novelist.
2.
Roark [rawrk, rohrk] , 1896–1948, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
3.
William, 1590–1657, Pilgrim settler: second governor of Plymouth colony 1621–56.
4.
William, 1663–1752, American printer, born in England.
5.
a city in West Yorkshire, in N England.
6.
a city in N Pennsylvania.
8.
a male given name.
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Bradford (ˈbrædfəd)
 
n
1.  an industrial city in N England, in Bradford unitary authority, West Yorkshire: a centre of the woollen industry from the 14th century and of the worsted trade from the 18th century; university (1966). Pop: 293 717 (2001)
2.  a unitary authority in West Yorkshire. Pop: 477 800 (2003 est). Area: 370 sq km (143 sq miles)

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gamaliel bradford

biographer who cultivated "psychography," a new type of biographical writing that sought to portray the inner life of the subject by a skillful selection of important and interesting traits. Lee the American (1912) was the first of a series of successful "psychographs," which included Portraits of Women (1916) and Damaged Souls (1923). A semi- invalid almost all of his life, he spent many years unsuccessfully attempting to establish himself as a novelist, poet, or playwright before finding his metier in biography. Over a period of 20 years he produced 114 biographies, although his illness often prevented him from working more than a few minutes a day. He also wrote his own "spiritual autobiography," Life and I (1928).

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