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Autobiography

Autobiography ebook ISBN: 9780415189859
Publisher: Psychology Press
Author: Bertrand Russell
Number of Pages: 750 
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In keeping with his character and beliefs, his life story is told with vigour, disarming charm and total frankness.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright ebook ISBN: 9780764932434
Publisher: Pomegranate
Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Number of Pages: 561 
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Originally published: New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin ebook ISBN: 1557090793
Publisher: Applewood Books
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Number of Pages: 263 
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a torturous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman ebook ISBN: 2200255349
Publisher: Armand Colin
Author: Patrick Badonnel
Number of Pages: 128 
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Written as the recollection of a 110-year-old woman, "Miss Jane", The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is the narrative of African-American history from the Declaration of Emancipation to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Gaines's masterpiece is meant to represent the interpretation of the events of a century through the central character's uneducated but streetwise vision. Carefully built on a historical structure, the book relies on a well-mastered stylistic technique that mixes several literary genres, providing the reader with a deep insight into the African American experience. Inevitably, such central issues as "black pride", human dignity, ethics or the nature of freedom are raised and the reader finds himself actively involved in the re-construction of a black subject whom "history" had relegated in the footnotes of a "Manifest Destiny" written by revisionist ideologues. Patrick BADONNEL, former chair of the "Agrégation", is full professor of American literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris III), where he teaches seminars on the African American subject and on psychoanalytical criticism. He is the author of several books on American contemporary writers (with Professor C. Maisonnat) and has written extensively on William Styron's work. Also interested in the short story he is the author (with C. Maisonnat) of La Nouvelle Anglo-saxonne. Initiation à une lecture psychanalytique (Hachette Supérieur, 1998). Cet ouvrage est le fruit de la collaboration entre les éditions Armand Colin et le Centre National d'Enseignement à Distance, établissement public d'enseignement qui dispense des formations de tous niveaux à plus de 350 000 inscrits répartis dans le monde entier. Cette contribution scientifique d'enseignants chercheurs de l'Université française s'intègre dans les préparations assurées par le CNED aux CAPES et aux agrégations d'anglais qui comprennent aussi des conseils méthodologiques et des entraînements aux épreuves des concours avec correction personnalisée. Ernest J. Gaines : the author and his work. Catherine Carmier and Of Love and Dust. General context and historical background. Narrative strategies. Language and voice. Genres interdits : la violence fictionnelle. Le principe féminin. Une virilité problématique. Discours de la servitude, parole de la négritude. Réduction eidétique, extension politique.

The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman ebook ISBN: 9780299127442
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Number of Pages: 341 
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The early twentieth-century writer, feminist, and social reformer recounts her upbringing, development, and career

In Search

In Search ebook ISBN: 1625670885
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Author: Meyer Levin
Number of Pages: 507 
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The acclaimed autobiography of the Chicago journalist and author hailed as “the most significant American Jewish writer” of the mid-twentieth century (Los Angeles Times). Raised in the notorious Bloody Nineteenth Ward in Chicago, Meyer Levin landed a job at the Chicago Daily News at eighteen. He pursued reporting as a means to support his fiction writing, yet it was as a war correspondent that Levin found his voice. One of the first Americans to enter the concentration camps during World War II and record the horrors there, Levin also helped smuggle Jews from Poland to Palestine, capturing the events in his now classic film The Illegals. In this vivid chronicle, Levin traverses America, France, Spain, Eastern Europe and Palestine, incisively documenting some of the most important events of the twentieth century. Yet In Search is equally the story of Levin’s quest to define his Jewishness to himself and to the world. Both personal and universal, it affords a glimpse into a singular life and career and is, as Levin puts it, “more than a book about the Jews; it seeks to touch the human spirit.”

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin ebook ISBN: 9780300098587
Publisher: Yale University Press
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Number of Pages: 351 
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The text of this celebrated work by the early American statesman and inventor is supplemented by notes on its creation and influence.

An Autobiography

An Autobiography ebook ISBN: 9780393318562
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: Igor Stravinsky
Number of Pages: 176 
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Stravinsky reflects upon episodes in his life as a composer and performer

Eric Gill Autobiography

Eric Gill Autobiography ebook ISBN: 9780819602206
Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
Author: Eric Gill
Number of Pages: 300 
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Assata

Assata ebook ISBN: 9781556520747
Publisher: Zed Books
Author: Assata Shakur
Number of Pages: 274 
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The author, formerly known as JoAnne Chesimard, relates the formative experiences of her youth that led her to a life of activism in Black nationalist organizations and, eventually, to prison

A History of Autobiography in Antiquity

A History of Autobiography in Antiquity ebook ISBN: 1317854128
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Georg Misch
Number of Pages: 354 
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes 1897-1991

The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes 1897-1991 ebook ISBN: 9789766401177
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
Author: Alfred Hubert Mendes
Number of Pages: 192 
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The Portuguese creole author Alfred H. Mendes (1897-1991) was the most important member of the Beacon Group of writers in Trinidad in the 1930s, along with C. L. R. James and Ralph de Boissiere. He is well known as a writer of short stories and for two novels, Pitch Lake and Black Fauns, and was made an honorary D. Litt. by the University of the West Indies in 1972 for his contribution to the development of West Indian literature. Mendes's memories of life in the colony in the early twentieth century, his experiences as a rifleman in the Great War, and his brief but intense sojourn in New York City during the Depression are an invaluable resource for scholars. But "Alfy" Mendes had other sides as well: civil servant in British colonial Trinidad, businessman who traveled regularly throughout the West Indies and, especially, family man. His autobiography offers a unique private perspective of the man behind a popular West Indian personality. Levy has annotated the work, written an introduction to place the writer in his time and his place in West Indian literature and compiled a bibliography of his works. Of interest to students of West Indian literature and postcolonial studies.

An Autobiography

An Autobiography ebook ISBN: 9780143031048
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Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
Number of Pages: 655 
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Through All Its Details There Runs A Deep Current Of Humanity Which Overpasses The Tangles Of Facts And Leads Us To The Person Who Is Greater Than His Deeds And Truer Than His Surroundings.' Rabindranath Tagore Jawaharlal Nehru'S Life Was Closely Intertwined With The History And Destiny Of Modern India. His Autobiography, Written Between 1934 And 1935 When He Was In Prison, Is More Than The Personal Story Of An Individual It Is Also An Account Of The Political Awakening Of A Nation, Its Struggle For Freedom From British Rule, And Its Search To Reshape Itself As A Modern Society, Rid Of The Cultural And Economic Shackles Of The Past. Through This Narrative, Written With Extraordinary Eloquence And Honesty, And Illuminated With Vibrant Descriptions Of Mahatma Gandhi And Other Leaders Of The National Movement, Emerges The Portrait Of The Author Himself A Complex And Introspective Personality With A Brilliant And Questing Mind, A Deep Love Of Nature, An Engaging Zest For Life And, Above All, A Passionate Commitment To Democracy And Secularism.

Autobiography of an Androgyne

Autobiography of an Androgyne ebook ISBN: 0813543002
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Author: Ralph Werther
Number of Pages: 216 
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First printed in 1918, Ralph Werther's Autobiography of an Androgyne charts his emerging self-understanding as a member of the "third sex" and documents his explorations of queer underworlds in turn-of-the-century New York City. Werther presents a sensational life narrative that begins with a privileged upper-class birth and a youthful realization of his difference from other boys. He concludes with a decision to undergo castration. Along the way, he recounts intimate stories of adolescent sexual encounters with adult men and women, escapades as a reckless "fairie" who trolled Brooklyn and the Bowery in search of working-class Irish and Italian immigrants, and an immersion into the subculture of male "inverts." This new edition also includes a critical introduction by Scott Herring that situates the text within the scientific, historical, literary, and social contexts of urban American life in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Tracing how this pioneering autobiography engages with conversations on immigration, gender, economics, metropolitan working-class culture, and the invention of homosexuality across class lines, this edition is ideal for courses on topics ranging from Victorian literature to modern American sexuality.

The Centre of the Bed: An Autobiography

The Centre of the Bed: An Autobiography ebook ISBN: 1529362180
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Joan Bakewell
Number of Pages: 336 
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'Honest and intriguing ... beautifully written.' Observer 'Joan Bakewell was everywhere at every stage: reporting on the Cuban missile crisis, interviewing Allen Ginsberg and Vaclav Havel, taking chunks out of the Berlin Wall when it fell...draped in the kaftan of Sixties sophistication.' Independent on Sunday Joan Bakewell's life and times spans the Blitz in Manchester, Cambridge during the glittering era of Michael Frayn, Peter Hall, Jonathan Miller et al, London at its most exciting in the swinging sixties and the world of the media and the arts from the 60s to the present. As she reflects on the choices she has made and the influences that shaped her, she confronts painful childhood memories of her mother's behaviour and describes both her affair with Harold Pinter and her two marriages with remarkable honesty. Throughout she uses her own experience to explore the extraordinary change in women's roles during her lifetime. This is no ordinary celebrity autobiography but a memoir that is beautifully written, frank and absorbing, which draws a thought-provoking portrait of Britain in the last 70 years. Dame Joan Bakewell was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship in 2019.

Autobiography

Autobiography ebook ISBN: 0812278348
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Author: Janet Varner Gunn
Number of Pages: 154 
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Autobiography, Gunn argues, must be reunderstood as a cultural act of "reading" the self, not as a private act of "writing" the self. Moreover, the self that is read (both by the autobiographer and the reader of autobiography) is the displayed self, not the hidden self--the self that appears in the world and can be experienced, and thereby realized, by others. Drawing on narrative theory, phenomenology, and hermeneutics, Gunn locates the literary features of autobiography in the larger anthropological context of what she calls "the autobiographical situation." An elegantly constructed interdisciplinary analysis, this book renders the hybrid genre of autobiography freshly problematic.

Autobiography

Autobiography ebook ISBN: 9780472107865
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Author: Carolyn A. Barros
Number of Pages: 248 
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Provides a new perspective for thinking about and reading autobiographical writing

Autobiography

Autobiography ebook ISBN: 9780415186346
Publisher: Psychology Press
Author: Linda R. Anderson
Number of Pages: 156 
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"This comprehensive and challenging guide is the ideal starting-point for all readers interested in autobiography."--Jacket.

Women, Autobiography, Theory

Women, Autobiography, Theory ebook ISBN: 9780299158446
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson
Number of Pages: 526 
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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.