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relating to the writing of the lives of saints; (derogatory) adulatory writing about another person

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The hagiographic literature of special forces in Afghanistan is both unilluminating and extensive.

Mogadishu, Baghdad, Troy, or Heroes Without War (247) by Mark Greif
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4 years, 7 months ago


The truly hagiographic text is Gustav Janouch's Conversations with Kafka.

—p.61 F. Kafka, Everyman (58) by Zadie Smith
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4 years, 6 months ago


Those who count themselves on the side of the revolution must engage with these failures and crimes. To do otherwise is to fall into apologia, special pleading, hagiography – and to run the risk of repeating such mistakes.

—p.317 Epilogue: After October (305) by China Miéville
notable
4 years, 3 months ago


a general hagiography of the rapper and his crew

—p.83 by David Foster Wallace
notable
4 years, 5 months ago


a compensatory impulse to hagiography followed his suicide

on DFW

—p.1 Books (1) by Adam S. Miller
notable
4 years, 6 months ago


challenging the too-frequent tendency toward hagiographical, sui generis readings

—p.12 Introduction (1) by Clare Hayes-Brady
notable
4 years, 6 months ago


In a hagiographic documentary about him

—p.46 The Google Theory of History (32) by Franklin Foer
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4 years ago