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The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Ilaria Serra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The writer Giuseppe Prezzolini said that Italian immigrants left behind tears and sweat but not “words”, making their lives in America mostly in silence, their memories private and ... More


“Testifying” and “Testimony”:: Autobiographical Narratives and African American Religions

Moses N. Moore, Jr.

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Autobiographical narratives and related materials such as journals and diaries have proved to be valuable, but often problematic, resources for the studying and teaching of African American religious ... More


Nine Wartime Lives: Mass Observation and the Making of the Modern Self

James Hinton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199574667
eISBN:
9780191702167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574667.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book provides a fascinating re-evaluation of the social history of the Second World War and the 20th century making of the modern self. Using the wartime diaries of nine individuals, the book ... More


Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Matthew M. Briones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691129488
eISBN:
9781400842216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. government rounded up more than one hundred thousand Japanese Americans and sent them to internment camps. One of those internees was ... More


Marginality in the Mainstream, Lesbian Love in the Third Person

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter undertakes a treatment of the rhetoric of personal pronouns in Ginzburg's writings on love and sexuality, drawing on Michael Lucey's study of the first person in twentieth-century French ... More


Memorial Narratives as Salvation for the Feminine Self

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Marie-Jeanne Roland's Memoirs (1793) and Anne Frank's The Diary and Tales from the Secret Annexe (1942–44). Both writers wrote memorial narratives to preserve ... More


Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Barbara Lounsberry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path offers the first extensive treatment of Woolf’s second diary stage: her spare, modernist diaries written from 1918 to 1929. These thirteen middle diary books are ... More


The Biographer as Archaeologist

William St Clair

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Numerous literary biographies of famous authors were normally shaped by the quantity and the nature of the surviving primary documentary evidences such as diaries, letters, notes of constructions, ... More


Auto/biografiction: Counterfeit Lives: A Taxonomy of Displacements of Fiction towards Life‐Writing

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the converse displacement to that considered in Chapters 3 and Chapter 4, looking instead at cases where fiction‐writers colonize the forms of life‐writing, producing a variety ... More


Henry Colin Gray Matthew 1941–1999

MICHAEL FREEDEN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263938
eISBN:
9780191734236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

Henry Colin Gray Matthew, historian and editor, will forever be associated with two of the most grandiose and ambitious publishing projects to be conceived and executed in the United Kingdom in the ... More


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