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Pseudonymity, Third‐personality, and Anonymity as Disturbances in fin de siècle Auto/biography: ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, Edmund Gosse and Others

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/9780199579761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first of four chapters exploring the turn‐of‐the‐century disturbances in the relation between life‐writing and fiction. It argues that ‘autobiography’ begins to seem a problematic ... More


What She Thinks About Sometimes, Some Days, About Some Things

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter identifies and describes the many forms of life writing discussed in this book, including Memoir, Autobiography, Personal Essay, and Auto Fiction.


Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this book, Hertha D. Sweet Wong examines the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American writers and artists who employ a ... More


The Gravity of the Body: Djebar’s and Cixous’s Textuality

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

in Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Assia Djebar's and Hélène Cixous's approaches to rethinking spatiality are first examined in scenes in which the body disintegrates, or its ascription to a place becomes untenable. The chapter also ... More


Augustine: The Confessions

Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675402
eISBN:
9781781385371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675402.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This short book sets the Confessions of Augustine in the social and intellectual context of late antiquity in the late fourth and early fifth centuries. Part 1 explores the world in which Augustine ... More


The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Oana Panaïté

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940292
eISBN:
9781786944290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

"The Colonial Fortune" highlights the features of a paracolonial aesthetics emanating from a significant body of contemporary Hexagonal and non-metropolitan texts. Authored by writers who are either ... More


The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Donald Phillip Verene

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This first study of Giambattista Vico's highly original autobiography discusses its place in the history of the genre. This book views the Autobiography as a work in which Vico applies the principles ... More


Ānandamayī Mā as Saint

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Westerners have come to know Ānandamayī Mā as a saint because of Paramahamsa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi, which is why some Westerners had wanted to seek her darshan in India. In spite of how ... More


“By the Book”: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Richard S. Lowry

in ‘Littery Man’: Mark Twain and Modern Authorship

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102123
eISBN:
9780199855087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102123.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Finally, education as one of the three major cultural transformations, along with capital and culture, as seen in the works of Mark Twain, is explicated in this fourth and final chapter. This chapter ... More


“Be an Other’s, Be an Other”: A Personal Perspective*

Chana Kronfeld

in The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

A biography of Yehuda Amichai and the arc of his life in poetry is interwoven with a discussion of autobiography and its role in lending Amichai's avant-garde lyric a deceptively simple impression.


Coda: Image-Text Interfaces, Material and Digital

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

in Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Coda reiterates that the post-civil rights era in the United States–with the coalescence of rebellion against historic modes of thought, heightened awareness of the politics of race and gender, ... More


Introduction

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The journey taken by African-American Muslims and how they persisted in situations of slavery is often ignored as a significant element of American history. Testimonies and narratives about such ... More


“Island in a Sea of Ignorance” “Islam allows you to look beyond the wall.”—Umar Abdul Jalil

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is about how a criminal referred to as “Satan” came out of prison and became an orator and a significant figure in international politics. ... More


Sense and Sensibility in Mill’s Political Thought

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines John Stuart Mill's political thought, asking in particular what we can learn about his intellectual project from attention to his Autobiography. It explores the way Mill's ... More


The Text and Contexts of Ignatius Loyola's “Autobiography”

John M. McManamon, S.J.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245048
eISBN:
9780823252787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245048.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Scholars now concur that the text Ignatius Loyola dictated late in life should not be labeled an autobiography: the existing text does not cover Ignatius's entire life, and he did not write it. ... More


Introduction: Vico's Life

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. It explains that relative to other areas of Vico studies, the ... More


Conclusion: Vico's Art

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. In writing his autobiography Vico has devised a new art to write his own life and he invented ... More


The Gentlewoman's Remembrance: Patriarchy, Piety, and Singlehood in Early Stuart England

Isaac Stephens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991432
eISBN:
9781526115102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991432.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

A microhistory of a never-married English gentlewoman named Elizabeth Isham, this book centres on an extremely rare piece of women’s writing – a relatively newly discovered 60,000-word spiritual ... More


“A Person of Weak Affect”: Toward an Ethics of Other in Eileen Chang's Little Reunion

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This paper offers a close textual analysis of Eileen Chang's autobiographical novel Little Reunion. Examining how the novel constructs the protagonist's subjectivity and weaves the intersubjectivity ... More


Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora

Nima Naghibi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816683826
eISBN:
9781452954400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This monograph examines the popular trend among diasporic Iranian women to produce auto/biographical narratives through a variety of genres: published memoirs, documentary films, comics, and social ... More


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