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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 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 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 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 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 Women Autobiography Theory
The Author Sidonie Smith
The Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date1998
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 526
ISBN 0299158446
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.


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 Reading Arab Women s Autobiographies
The Author Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
The Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date2010-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 254
ISBN 9780292784413
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Authors of autobiographies are always engaged in creating a "self" to present to their readers. This process of self-creation raises a number of intriguing questions: why and how does anyone choose to present herself or himself in an autobiography? Do women and men represent themselves in different ways and, if so, why? How do differences in culture affect the writing of autobiography in various parts of the world? This book tackles these questions through a close examination of Arab women's autobiographical writings. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley applies a variety of western critical theories, including Marxism, colonial discourse, feminism, and narrative theory, to the autobiographies of Huda Shaarawi, Fadwa Tuqan, Nawal el-Saadawi, and others to demonstrate what these critical methodologies can reveal about Arab women's writing. At the same time, she also interrogates these theories against the chosen texts to see how adequate or appropriate these models are for analyzing texts from other cultures. This two-fold investigation sheds important new light on how the writers or editors of Arab women's autobiographies have written, documented, presented, and organized their texts.


The Book Women s Autobiographies
The Author N. A. Walker
The Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date1991-01-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 92
ISBN 2881245218
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Book Women s Autobiographies in Contemporary Iran
The Author Afsaneh Najmabadi
The Publisher Harvard CMES
Release Date1990
Genre Social Science
Pages 78
ISBN 0932885055
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book British Autobiographies
The Author William Matthews
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date1984-01-01
Genre Autobiographies
Pages 376
ISBN 0520053575
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Maverick Autobiographies
The Author Cathryn Halverson
The Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date2004
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 230
ISBN 0299197204
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Halverson examines why, and brings their texts back to light through a weaving of biography, literary analysis, and cultural history - in the process, urging us to reformulate our notions of what it means to be a "western writer." Halverson's discoveries will appeal to scholars and critics of Western American literature and women's studies."--BOOK JACKET.


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 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 Autobiographies
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1992
Genre
Pages
ISBN OCLC:860077698
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 of Transformation
The Author Mike Keen
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-05-24
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 224
ISBN 9781136800665
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Autobiographies of Transformation is a completely unique history of sociology in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era. Through the autobiographies of ten key sociological witnesses from the region, the sociological imagination is turned upon itself, resulting in a compelling and revealing account of the struggles, triumphs, and continuing challenges faced. The sociologists examined fall into three cohorts: early, mid and late career. As participants, each of the sociologists included has witnessed the intersection of history and biography in Central and Eastern Europe. As sociologists, they have tried, and continue to try, to connect the two so that they and their fellow citizens may better understand their circumstances and the futures that may follow. This revealing book, ideal for students and researchers of sociology, and Central and Eastern Europe studies, provides powerful and compelling autobiographical accounts, relating them to the current interest in this area's transformation.


The Book University library of autobiography
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1918
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105048685981
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.