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Hey guys, out of pure curiosity, let's say you're single-minded enough to read all of a certain author's oeuvre, plus his biography: will you start with the biography, then go on with his actual works, or do it backwards?
I, for one, try to read the biography up to the point where he wrote a book, then I'll read that book, before going back to the biography, up to the next book, rinse and repeat until I'm done.

Pic more or less related, I'm just hitting the Hamsun for now (hitherto he's been my favorite litterator)
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Depends really, I'd probably read a few of their works, then read a biography once I'm more interested.
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I read a novel or whatever it is that they are writing and then check their biographies if the said work I read interests me.
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