Authors of Their Own Lives

Authors of Their Own Lives


  • Author : Bennett M. Berger
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0520065565


Authors of Their Own Lives Book Description :

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

Autobiographies
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Autobiographies


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0940450798


Autobiographies Book Description :

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....

Studying Animal Behavior

Studying Animal Behavior


  • Author : Donald A. Dewsbury
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1985-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226144100


Studying Animal Behavior Book Description :

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....

Women and Autobiography

Women and Autobiography


  • Author : Martine Watson Brownley
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0842027025


Women and Autobiography Book Description :

An overview of women's autobiography, providing historical background and contemporary criticism along with selections from a range of autobiographies by women. It seeks to provide a broad introduction to the major questions dominating autobiographical scholarship today....

Women  Autobiography  Theory
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Women Autobiography Theory


  • Author : Sidonie Smith
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0299158446


Women Autobiography Theory Book Description :

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....

One Hundred Autobiographies

One Hundred Autobiographies


  • Author : David Lehman
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501746468


One Hundred Autobiographies Book Description :

In One Hundred Autobiographies, poet and scholar David Lehman applies the full measure of his intellectual powers to cope with a frightening diagnosis and painful treatment for cancer. No matter how debilitating the medical procedures, Lehman wrote every day during chemotherapy and in the aftermath of radical surgery. With characteristic riffs of wit and imagination, he transmutes the details of his inner life into a prose narrative rich in incident and mental travel. The reader journeys with him from the first dreadful symptoms to the sunny days of recovery. This "fake memoir," as he refers ironically to it, features one-hundred short vignettes that tell a life story. One Hundred Autobiographies is packed with insights and epiphanies that may prove ...

Consuming Autobiographies

Consuming Autobiographies


  • Author : Claire Boyle
  • Publisher : MHRA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781905981106


Consuming Autobiographies Book Description :

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...

Women s Autobiographies in Contemporary Iran

Women s Autobiographies in Contemporary Iran


  • Author : Afsaneh Najmabadi
  • Publisher : Harvard CMES
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0932885055


Women s Autobiographies in Contemporary Iran Book Description :

The four essays in this volume discuss the autobiographical writings of Iranian women. The contributors to the collection include William Hanaway, Michael Hillmann, and Farzaneh Milani. Milani asks why modern Persian literature, with its rich self-reflective tradition, has not produced many autobiographies, and what particular problems confront Iranian women engaging in autobiographical writing. Najmabadi discusses one of the earliest modern autobiographical writings by a woman, Taj os-Saltaneh’s Memories, and Hillman projects Forugh Farrokhzad’s poetry as an autobiographical voice. Hanaway investigates the possibilities of going beyond lack of Western-style autobiographical form and looking for what Persian literary forms and categories provide ...

Autobiographies
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Autobiographies


  • Author : Charles Darwin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0140433902


Autobiographies Book Description :

Presents a fragment of a memoir that Darwin wrote at the age of twenty-nine, and the longer piece entitled "Recollections," which he wrote in 1876....

Over the Top
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Over the Top


  • Author : Jonathan Van Ness
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062906397


Over the Top Book Description :

A laugh-and-cry-out-loud memoir from the beloved star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn’t always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy. Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn’t understand why he was so…over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma—yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit. Over the Top uncovers the pain and passi...