[Life-writing Calls For Any Number Of Dubious Gifts: A Touch Of O.C.D., A Lack Of Imagination, A Large Desk, Neutrality Of Swiss Proportions, Tactlessness, A High Tolerance For Archival Dust. Most Of All It Calls For An Act Of Displacement. 'To Find Your Subject, You Must In Some Sense Lose Yourself Along The Way,' Is Richard Holmes's Version.]

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