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The Book Autobiographies
The Author William Butler Yeats
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2010-06-15
Genre Poetry
Pages 560
ISBN 1451603037
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume III: Autobiographies is part of the fourteen-volume series overseen by eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finnerah and George Mills Harper. The series includes virtually all of the Nobel laureate's published work, with authoritative and explanatory notes. Autobiographies consists of six autobiographical works -- Reveries Over Childhood and Youth, The Trembling of the Veil, Dramatis Personae, Estrangement, The Death of Synge, and The Bounty of Sweden -- that William Butler Yeats published together in the mid-1930s to form a single, extraordinary memoir of the first fifty-eight years of his life, from his earliest memories of childhood to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. This volume provides a vivid series of personal accounts of a wide range of figures, and it describes Yeats's work as poet and playwright, as a founder of Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre, his involvement with Irish nationalism, and his fascination with occultism and visions. This book is most compelling as Yeats's own account of the growth of his poetic imagination. Yeats thought that a poet leads a life of allegory, and that his works are comments upon it. Autobiographies enacts his ruling belief in the connections and coherence between the life that he led and the works that he wrote. It is a vision of personal history as art, and so it is the one truly essential companion to his poems and plays. Edited by William H. O'Donnell and Douglas N. Archibald, this volume is available for the first time with invaluable explanatory notes and includes previously unpublished passages from candidly explicit first drafts.


The Book Gay American Autobiography
The Author David Bergman
The Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date2009
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 403
ISBN 0299230449
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In the first anthology to survey the full range of gay men's autobiographical writing from Walt Whitman to the present, Gay American Autobiography draws excerpts from letters, journals, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies to provide examples of the best life writing over the last century and a half. Volume editor David Bergman guides the reader chronologically through selected writings that give voice to every generation of gay writers since the nineteenth century, including a diverse array of American men of African, European, Jewish, Asian, and Latino heritage. Documenting a range of life experiences that encompass tattoo artists and academics, composers and drag queens, hustlers and clerks, it contains accounts of turn-of-the-century transvestites, gay rights activists, men battling AIDS, and soldiers attempting to come out in the army. Each selection provides important insight on the wide spectrum of ways gay men have defined and lived their lives, highlighting how self-awareness changes an author's experience. The volume includes an introduction by Bergman and headnotes for each of the nearly forty entries. Bringing many out-of-print and hard-to-find works to new readers, this challenging and comprehensive anthology chronicles American gay history and life struggles over the course of the past 150 years. Finalist, Lambda Book Award for LGBT Anthology, Lambda Literary Foundation


The Book Modern Short Biographies and Autobiographies
The Author Marston Balch
The Publisher
Release Date1940
Genre Authors
Pages 589
ISBN PSU:000002150062
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book My love story
The Author Tina Turner
The Publisher VIP
Release Date2018-10-16
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789044977561
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Tina Turner, de lang heersende Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, onthult in deze onthutsende autobiografie het nooit eerder vertelde verhaal van een wonderbaarlijk leven in de spotlights. Alles komt aan bod: haar jeugd die ze katoenplukkend doorbracht in Nutbush, Tennessee, haar reis naar de top samen met Ike Turner, haar wereldwijde succes in de jaren ’80, tot aan het overweldigende succes van Tina: The Musical dit jaar. Tina vertelt eerlijk en onverbloemd over haar verleden, haar diepste dalen en hoogste pieken, en alles daartussenin. My love story is een inspirerend, aangrijpend en verrassend verhaal over een carrière van meer dan 60 jaar in de muziekgeschiedenis, en is net zo gedenkwaardig en vermakelijk als elk van haar grootse hits.


The Book Autobiographies
The Author Charles Darwin
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2006-04-27
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 128
ISBN 9780141935348
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Autobiographies of Charles Darwin (1809-82) provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of the world's intellectual giants. They begin with engaging memories of his childhood and youth and of his burgeoning scientific curiosity and love of the natural world, which led to him joining the expedition on the Beagle. Darwin follows this with survey of his career and ends with a reckoning of his life's work. Interspersed with these recollections are fascinating portraits - from his devoted wife Emma and his talented father, both bullying and kind, to the leading figures of the Victorian scientific world he counted among his friends, including Lyell and Huxley. Honest and illuminating, these memoirs reveal a man who was isolated by his controversial beliefs and whose towering achievements were attained by a life-long passion for the discoveries of science.


The Book Dagboek van een boekverkoper
The Author Shaun Bythell
The Publisher Thomas Rap
Release Date2017-10-19
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789400407848
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Op zijn achttiende zag Shaun die eigenzinnige boekhandel in het Schotse kustplaatsje Wigtown voor het eerst. 'Die tent bestaat over een jaar niet meer,' zei hij toen achteloos tegen een vriend van hem. Dertien jaar later bestaat de boekhandel nog steeds en is Shaun de eigenaar van het grootste antiquariaat van Schotland. In Dagboek van een boekverkoper doet Shaun verslag van zijn dagelijks leven in en rond de winkel en laat hij ons zien hoe hij als boekverkoper overleeft in onze digitale tijd, hoe je omgaat met lekkages die maar terug blijven komen, met een zwarte kat die telkens op je boeken gaat zitten, met personeel dat graag zijn eigen plan trekt en met klanten die soms wel heel aparte wensen hebben. Ook neemt Shaun ons mee op reis als hij in zijn oude rode Renault door Schotland rijdt op zoek naar bijzondere boeken. Dit is het hartverwarmende verhaal van een man die leeft voor, met en tussen de boeken.


The Book Life Stories
The Author Maureen O'Connor
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2011
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 723
ISBN 9781591585275
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access


The Book Autobiographies
The Author Frederick Douglass
The Publisher Library of America
Release Date1994
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 1126
ISBN 0940450798
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A new one-volume edition of an American classic offers the complete memoirs of the eloquent escaped slave, who in the nineteenth century shaped the abolitionist movement and became the most influential African-American of his era.


The Book Daniel Boone and Others on the Kentucky Frontier
The Author Darren R. Reid
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2009-04-29
Genre Social Science
Pages 228
ISBN 9780786453894
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is a collection of first-hand accounts that illuminate life on America’s trans–Appalachian frontier. The voices range from the legendary Daniel Boone (here, in its entirety, is Boone’s autobiography) to a wide array of ordinary settlers, and many of the stories are published here for the first time. Also included are historical and analytical essays that give context to each story, and numerous maps and illustrations.


The Book Gendered Resistance
The Author Valérie Baisnée
The Publisher Rodopi
Release Date1997-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 176
ISBN 9042001097
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Four major women's autobiographies of the twentieth century are discussed together here for the first time. Valérie Baisnée reinterprets the autobiographical writing of Simone De Beauvoir, Maya Angelou, Janet Frame and Marguerite Duras, finding some striking similarities in these women's resistance to a conservative order. Deploying a variety of theoretical approaches, from linguistic to Marxist, Baisnée endeavours to break the restrictive patterns of author-centred studies, to go beyond simple oppositions between truth and fiction, and to dispense with the facile interpretation of these texts as confessional. For Valérie Baisnée, Autobiography is meant to represent not the true but the official version of a life, signed by the author herself and revered as hagiography by the public. ... Instead of analysing women's autobiographies as confessional, it is possible to see this mode of discourse as a means to counteract the effect of exposure of women's private lives. By revealing their past, however painful it may be, the four autobiographers studied in this book also enhance their present strength, and therefore underline the political nature of the autobiography.


The Book Biographies and Autobiographies in Modern Italy
The Author Peter Hainsworth
The Publisher MHRA
Release Date2007
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 215
ISBN 9781905981076
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Critical interest in biography and autobiography has never been higher. However, while life-writing flourishes in the UK, in Italy it is a less prominent genre. The twelve essays collected here are written against this backdrop, and address issues in biographical and autobiographical writing in Italy from the later nineteenth century to the present, with a particular emphasis on the interplay between individual lives and life-writing and the wider social and political history of Italy. The majority of essays focus on well-known writers (D'Annunzio, Svevo, Bontempelli, Montale, Levi, Calvino, Eco and Fallaci), and their varying anxieties about autobiographical writing in their work. This picture is rounded out by a series of studies of similar themes in lesser known figures: the critic Enrico Nencioni, the Welsh-Italian painter Llewellyn Lloyd and Italian writers and journalists covering the Spanish Civil War. The contributors, all specialists in their fields, are Antonella Braida, Charles Burdett, Jane Everson, John Gatt Rutter, Robert Gordon, Gwyn Griffith, Peter Hainsworth, Martin McLaughlin, Gianni Oliva, Giuliana Pieri, and Jon Usher. The volume is dedicated to John Woodhouse, on his seventieth birthday, and concludes with a bibliography of his writings.


The Book Autobiographies
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1830
Genre Autobiographies
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015073728282
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Consuming Autobiographies
The Author Claire Boyle
The Publisher MHRA
Release Date2007
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 176
ISBN 9781905981106
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Since 1975, French literary writing has been marked by an autobiographical turn which has seen authors increasingly often tap into the vein of what the French term, ecriture de soi. This coincides, paradoxically, with the 'death of autobiography', as these authors self-consciously distance themselves and their writings from conventional autobiography, founding a 'nouvelle autobiographie' where the very possibility of autobiographical expression is questioned. In the first book-length study in English to address this phenomenon, Claire Boyle sheds a new light on this hostility toward autobiography through a series of ground-breaking studies of estrangement in autobiographical works by major post-war authors Nathalie Sarraute, Georges Perec, Jean Genet and Helene Cixous. She identifies autobiography as a site of conflict between writer and reader, as authors struggle to assert the unknowableness of their identity in the face of a readership resolutely desiring privileged knowledge. Autobiography emerges as a deeply troubling genre for authors, with the reader as an antagonistic consumer of the autobiographical self.


The Book Beckham
The Author David Beckham
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2009-10-13
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 464
ISBN 0061738832
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In England, where he spent ten seasons leading his storied club Manchester United and his nation to soccer glory, he is so wildly popular that his countrymen voted him the face they'd most want to see imprinted on their money. (Winston Churchill finished second.) In Japan, where he is worshiped as much for his headline-making fashion trends as for his ability to bend a ball around a wall of defenders, women styled their bikini waxes after the blond mohawk he sported during the 2002 World Cup. And in Spain, within days of his $41 million trade to Real Madrid, his new team received two million requests to buy his number 23 jersey. The legend of David Beckham -- soccer god, global sex symbol, style icon -- has been celebrated around the world, arguably more than Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan combined. Now, with the publication of his long-awaited autobiography, the man who inspired the surprise hit movie Bend It Like Beckham is set to conquer the last remaining outpost where soccer is not a national religion: the United States. Beckham is a classic rags-to-riches saga: a boy, David, is born to a poor East End London family. He develops prodigious soccer skills, and his parents nurture him until he becomes one of the most gifted athletes of his generation. He grows up to marry Victoria -- a Spice Girl, "Posh" -- and enters a celebrity whirlwind of Princess Diana -- esque proportions. Together, the Beckhams are Britain's new royal couple -- their 240-acre estate outside of London is known as Beckingham Palace -- and their presence at parties or charity events guarantees endless tabloid stories and photos as well as adoring mobs that must be restrained by police barricades. Their life is as much a study in managing fame as it is in sports and pop phenomena. In Beckham he talks candidly about the pressures of celebrity -- his wife and sons were the targets of a 2002 kidnapping plot; how he balances his roles as a devoted husband and besotted father with his globetrotting existence as an international soccer player; the behind-the-scenes stories of his most memorable career moments, such as the penalty kick against archrival Argentina in the World Cup that redeemed him to a nation who blamed him for their failure in the previous World Cup; the controversy surrounding his move to Real Madrid and the falling out with the man who shaped his career, Manchester United's famously combative manager Sir Alex Ferguson; and, finally, his love of America -- his first son was conceived in and named Brooklyn -- where, like the great Pelé, David can imagine playing out his final seasons. So much has been written about David Beckham that it's easy to think we know everything about the world's most famous athlete, but only Beckham himself can set the record straight on his beliefs, his dreams, his loves, his fears, and, above all, his sense of who he is. Beckham is an intimate account of an extraordinary life, a life in which, against all odds, he has managed to keep both feet on the ground.


The Book Authors of Their Own Lives
The Author Bennett M. Berger
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date1990
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 503
ISBN 0520065557
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Prominent sociologists discuss their mode of analyzing data, their writing styles, and the factors that led to their career selection


The Book Autobiographies
The Author Elizabeth Smart
The Publisher Quarry Press
Release Date1987
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 204
ISBN UOM:39015047546828
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Writing Against Death
The Author Susan Bainbrigge
The Publisher Rodopi
Release Date2005-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 246
ISBN 9789042018457
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Much has been written on Simone de Beauvoir, one of France's leading intellectual figures of the 20th century. The sheer volume of her autobiographical writings testifies to her indefatigable questioning of the nature of existence and her personal and public engagement in the world over the best part of a century. This study aims to re-evaluate her extensive autobiographical oeuvre, exploring its place in relation to the French autobiographical canon, and in the light of recent theorisations of autobiography. It presents readings which engage critically with existentialism, feminist theory, and autobiography studies generally, in particular focusing on the question of 'autothanatography', a term developed by theorists such as Jacques Derrida and Louis Marin. A new reading of the autobiographies via the lens of thanatos is presented with questions of gender in mind, and the nature of autobiography as genre is also explored more fully with particular attention paid to narrative voice. Close readings of the autobiographical oeuvre combine with contextual details, critical overviews and links to recent developments in critiques of Beauvoir's fiction and philosophy. The study would be of particular interest to scholars in the following areas: 20th century French literature and culture; Autobiography studies; Literary theory; existentialism; Women's studies.


The Book Lives of Their Own
The Author Martha Watson
The Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date1999-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 149
ISBN 1570032009
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Explores how five turn-of-the-century women - Frances Willard, Anna Howard Shaw, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Emma Goldman and Mary Church Terrell - crafted autobiographies that became persuasive models for the women of their generation, and lead to movements for social change.


The Book Classic American Autobiographies
The Author William L. Andrews
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2014-12-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 496
ISBN 9780698408104
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The true diversity of the American experience comes to life in this superlative collection of autobiographies—including those of Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglas, Mark Twain, and more... A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), perhaps the first American bestseller, recounts this thirty-nine-year-old woman’s harrowing months as the captive of Narragansett Indians. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1771–1789), the most famous of all American autobiographies, gives a lively portrait of a chandler’s son who became a scientist, inventor, educator, diplomat, humorist—and a Founding Father of this land. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), the gripping slave narrative that helped change the course of American history, reveals the true nature of the black experience in slavery. Old Times on the Mississippi (1875), Mark Twain’s unforgettable account of a riverboat pilot’s life, established his signature style and shows us the metamorphosis of a man into a writer. Four Autobiographical Narratives (1900–1902), published in the Atlantic Monthly by Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird), also known as Gertrude Bonnin, provide us with a voice too seldom heard: a Native American woman fighting for her culture in the white man’s world. Edited and with an Introduction by William L. Andrews and an Afterword by Paul John Eakin


The Book University library of autobiography
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1918
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105117033675
Language English, Spanish, And French