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Indigenous Biography and Autobiography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 180

Indigenous Biography and Autobiography

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-12-01
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  • Publisher: ANU E Press

In this absorbing collection of papers Aboriginal, Maori, Dalit and western scholars discuss and analyse the difficulties they have faced in writing Indigenous biographies and autobiographies. The issues range from balancing the demands of western and non-western scholarship, through writing about a family that refuses to acknowledge its identity, to considering a community demand not to write anything at all. The collection also presents some state-of-the-art issues in teaching Indigenous Studies based on auto/biography in Austria, Spain and Italy.

The Missionary Lives
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 169

The Missionary Lives

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997
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  • Publisher: BRILL

"The Missionary Lives" is the first comprehensive literary examination of the biographies and autobiographies of Canadian missionaries at home and abroad.

Biography and Autobiography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 154

Biography and Autobiography

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Life-Writing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 76

Life-Writing

This text presents an introduction and a reference source of terms in the writing of biographies, autobiographies and related literature.

Biography and Autobiography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 302

Biography and Autobiography

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Biography & Autobiography, Grades 3-4
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Biography & Autobiography, Grades 3-4

Provides lessons to help students recognize the biography and autobiography genres, develop vocabulary, learn reading strategies, practice writing skills, make grammar connections, use graphic organizers, and assess what they have learned.

Biographies and Autobiographies in Modern Italy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 215

Biographies and Autobiographies in Modern Italy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: MHRA

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 pict...

The Glass Castle
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Glass Castle

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-02-04
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education William Boyd Packed with insights and advice - just the inspiration to start writing! Jenny Uglow Everyone has a story This book shows how the best writers tell them, and offers advice on how to tell them yourself. Biographers Sally Cline and Carole Angier teach life writing - an area of creative writing that is exploding in popularity - at the world-famous Arvon Foundation. They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre. First, reflections on ...

Economists' Lives
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 402

Economists' Lives

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This collection of essays, a supplement to History of Political Economy, brings together prominent scholars from economics, sociology, literature, and history to examine the role of biography and autobiography in the history of economics. The first of its kind, this volume looks at the relevance of first-person accounts to narrative histories of economics. The essays consider both the potential and the limits of life writing, which has traditionally been used sparingly by historians of economics, and examine types of biographies, the relationship between autobiography and identity, and the writing of biography. Contributors to this collection question whether biography is essential to unders...