The Autobiographer s Handbook

This book contains an unprecedented wealth of knowledge in one place. In The Autobiographer's Handbook, you're invited to a roundtable discussion with today's most successful memoirists.

Author: Jennifer Traig

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429930926

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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At last—the contemporary masters of memoir have come together to reveal their strategies and impart their advice. This book contains an unprecedented wealth of knowledge in one place. In The Autobiographer's Handbook, you're invited to a roundtable discussion with today's most successful memoirists. Let Nick Hornby show you how the banal can be brilliant. Elizabeth Gilbert will teach you to turn pain into prose. Want to beat procrastination? Steve Almond has the answer. Learn about memory triggers (Ishmael Beah: music) and warm-up exercises (Jonathan Ames: internet backgammon). These writers may not always agree (on research: Tobias Wolff, yes, Frank McCourt, no) but whether you're a blossoming writer or a veteran wordsmith, this book will help anyone who has ever dreamed of putting their story on paper, on writing themselves into existence. Featuring: STEVE ALMOND • JONATHAN AMES • ISHMAEL BEAH • ELIZABETH GILBERT • NICK HORNBY • A. J. JACOBS • MAXINE HONG KINGSTON • PHILLIP LOPATE • FRANK MCCOURT • DAVID RAKOFF • ESMERALDA SANTIAGO • JULIA SCHEERES • ART SPIEGELMAN • ANTHONY SWOFFORD • SARAH VOWELL • SEAN WILSEY • TOBIAS WOLFF • AND MANY MORE

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Author: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110381481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2220

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Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Reading Autobiography

projects, and an extensive bibliography. --Book Jacket.

Author: Sidonie Smith

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816669851

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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projects, and an extensive bibliography. --Book Jacket.

The Autobiography of Goethe

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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000596166

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Writing Biography and Autobiography

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Author: Brian D. Osborne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713667427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Many of us have wanted to write a life-storybut have been unsure how to set about it or how to bring such a project to completion. Whether you are planning to write about your own family or research the life of a famous historical figure, this book will assist, advise and encourage you. The author looks at all aspects of writing biography and autobiography, including: the reasons for biographical writing; choosing your subject; identifying your audience; research methods; organising the information; and writing up your material. There are also sections on legal issues, copyright and finding a publisher.

Writing True Stories

The book is organised in a graded development of writing experience and will be used by beginning writing students and more advanced writers.

Author: Patti Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1760293083

Category: Authorship

Page: 352

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Patti Miller is the most well-regarded and experienced memoir teacher in Australia. And Writing True Stories is the culmination of her experience as an award-winning non-fiction writer as well as an acclaimed memoir teacher. Writing True Stories is invaluable for anyone who has ever wanted to write their own memoir or their family's history. Patti Miller has included writing exercises, examples and readings to help each writer accumulate the skills necessary to write their stories in a fascinating and engaging way. The book is organised in a graded development of writing experience and will be used by beginning writing students and more advanced writers.

Remembered Childhoods

Presents a guide to more than 2,800 autobiographies published between 1725 and 2007 arranged in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics.

Author: Jeffrey E. Long

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591581745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 495

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Presents a guide to more than 2,800 autobiographies published between 1725 and 2007 arranged in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics.

The Copyright Handbook

EXAMPLE : Assume that Marlon in the examples above worked with Tom in
writing the autobiography , contributing not only ideas ... The autobiography
would probably constitute a joint work and would be jointly owned by Tom and
Marlon .

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 0873374142

Category: Copyright

Page: 432

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A guide to the complicated world of copyright, with detailed examples of what is and is not protected.

Life Stories

The popularity of this body of literature has grown in recent years, and also diversified in terms of the types of stories being told, and persons telling them.

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591585275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

A Handbook for Faculty Development

The participant is asked to write an autobiography of her life, describing not only
the major themes of her past life, but also the anticipated themes of her remaining
years. As a variant, participants may be asked to write their own obituaries or ...

Author: William H. Bergquist

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005718542

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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The Allyn Bacon Handbook

with a claim that the reader is crucial to the way Franklin thinks of and presents
himself in the Autobiography. As evidence for this claim, Fichtelberg quotes from
the obvious primary source, and he refers to secondary sources, the work of two ...

Author: Leonard J. Rosen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0205298567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 852

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This handbook is unique in linking for students the skills of critical thinking, reading, and writing - in the composition classroom and throughout the curriculum.

Women in Context

Kanner (UCLA Center for the Study of Women) considers this a bibliomethodology, with each of the approximately 800 entries consisting of: the author's biographical data, information on the author from her autobiography, content analysis of ...

Author: Barbara Kanner

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019322564

Category: Reference

Page: 1049

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Kanner (UCLA Center for the Study of Women) considers this a bibliomethodology, with each of the approximately 800 entries consisting of: the author's biographical data, information on the author from her autobiography, content analysis of the autobiography, and the author's place in a sociohistorical context. Commencing in the 1700s with Quaker preacher Elizabeth Ashbridge and Charlotte Clarke, actress, playwright, novelist, and cross-dresser, the tour concludes with 20th century activist Mary Whitehouse. Helpful tools include: an introduction on feminist response to literary theory and forces shaping women's self-narrative, Author Index of Twenty-Year Cohorts, Identification Index (of the authors' self-assigned designations), and Guide to Abbreviations and Terminology. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Handbook of Educational Supervision

A Guide for the Practitioner Sir James Robert Marks, Emery Stoops, Joyce King-
Stoops. may be construed to provide information in particular areas. The
following outline may suggest topics for the autobiography: 1. My life before I
went to ...

Author: Sir James Robert Marks

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015010494493

Category: Education

Page: 529

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Covers school supervision.

The Writer s Handbook 2007

Orion Audio Books , 107 Penguin Audiobooks , 107 Norfolk Library & Information
Service , 636 Autobiography : Publishers ( Irish ) Gill & Macmillan , 99 Lilliput
Press , The , 100 Maverick House Publishers , 100 Autobiography : Electronic ...

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 1405049375

Category: Reference

Page: 821

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Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.

Reading Autobiography

Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson explore these components, review the history of life writing and the foundations of autobiographical subjectivity, and provide a toolkit for working with twenty-three key concepts.

Author: Sidonie Smith

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452931081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. Reading Autobiography, originally published in 2001, was the first comprehensive critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. Widely adopted for undergraduate and graduate-level courses, it is an essential guide for students and scholars reading and interpreting autobiographical texts and methods across the humanities, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Reading Autobiography is the most complete assessment of life narrative in its myriad forms. It lays out a sophisticated, theoretical approach to life writing and the components of autobiographical acts, including memory, experience, identity, embodiment, space, and agency. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson explore these components, review the history of life writing and the foundations of autobiographical subjectivity, and provide a toolkit for working with twenty-three key concepts. Their survey of innovative forms of life writing, such as autographics and installation self-portraiture, charts recent shifts in autobiographical practice. Especially useful for courses are the appendices: a glossary covering dozens of distinct genres of life writing, proposals for group and classroom projects, and an extensive bibliography.