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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N. Archibald, this volume is available for the first time with invaluable explanatory notes and includes previously unpublished passages from candidly explicit first drafts.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 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 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 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 Gendered Resistance
The Author Valerie Baisnee
The Publisher Rodopi
Release Date1997
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 Autobiographies
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1830
Genre Autobiographies
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015073728282
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Daniel Boone and Others on the Kentucky Frontier
The Author Darren R. Reid
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2009-08-11
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 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 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 The Tradition of Women s Autobiography
The Author Estelle C. Jelinek
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2004-03-19
Genre Social Science
Pages
ISBN 9781462806478
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book University library of autobiography
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1918
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105117033774
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 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 Reading Autobiography
The Author Sidonie Smith
The Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Release Date2010
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 394
ISBN 9780816669851
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: projects, and an extensive bibliography. --Book Jacket.


The Book The Making of Americans in Paris
The Author Noel Sloboda
The Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date2008-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 195
ISBN 1433101041
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: While living in Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century, expatriate American writers Edith Wharton (1862-1937) and Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) never crossed paths. Even so, they did rub shoulders in print, in autobiographical essays published by "The Atlantic Monthly" in 1933. Noel Sloboda shows that the authors pursued many of the same professional goals in these essays and in the book-length life writings that grew out of them, "A Backward Glance" (1934) and "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" (1933). By analyzing the personal and cultural contexts in which these works were produced, as well as subjects common to both of them, Sloboda illuminates a previously unrecognized solidarity between Wharton and Stein. The relationship between the authors is built upon careful analysis of "A Backward Glance" and "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas," and it is framed by a consideration of the markets into which their life writings were first released. The alignment of Wharton and Stein as life writers will be of interest to those studying autobiography, modern literature, and American women writers.


The Book The Collected Works of W B Yeats Vol III Autobiographies
The Author William Butler Yeats
The Publisher Touchstone
Release Date1999-03-01
Genre Poetry
Pages 560
ISBN 0684853388
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Autobiographies consists of six autobiographical works 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 Autobiographies of a Lump of Coal a Grain of Salt a Drop of Water a Bit of Old Iron a Piece of Flint
The Author Annie Carey
The Publisher
Release Date1870
Genre Brothers and sisters
Pages 144
ISBN OXFORD:590202902
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Studying Animal Behavior
The Author Donald A. Dewsbury
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date1985-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 512
ISBN 0226144100
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In these autobiographical essays by pioneers in the field of animal behavior, the authors discuss childhood, education, moments of discovery, and the attractions of the research that each pursued. The field of animal behavior has been interdisciplinary throughout its history, and the two psychologists and seventeen biologists in Donald Dewsbury's collection provide a fascinating assortment of backgrounds and interests. Chosen by a panel of seven distinguished animal behaviorists, the men whose essays are collected here include two Nobel Prize winners and one Pulitzer Prize winner. All provide unique accounts of the development of the field written by its original leading practitioners.


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 Writing Our Lives
The Author Steven Joel Rubin
The Publisher Jewish Publication Society
Release Date1991
Genre History
Pages 347
ISBN 0827603932
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Twenty-eight selections from the writings of some of the best-known American-Jewish novelists, dramatists, critics, and historians span the social and cultural history of American Jews in the twentieth century. Often joyous, occasionally tragic, they provide a fascinating record—from immigration to assimilation, from life in the ghetto to the current movement by many to recapture their Jewish identity. At once personal and historical, the selections are poignant and moving testimonies to the perseverance of the American-Jewish people.