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.

The Autobiography of Goethe

Robert Southey . The Story of his Life written in his Letters . With an Introduction .
Edited by John Dennis . 35. 6d . STAUNTON'S Chess - Player's Handbook . A
Popular and Scientific Introduction to the Game . With numerous Diagrams . 55 .

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


ISBN: UOM:39015005763233


Page: 518

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The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Paleography

The fading of the royal, and ensuing increasingly local, reference in late Old
Kingdom autobiographies led to an ... fusing, of the “ideal” and “event”
autobiographies and thereby to a redefinition of the autobiography itself (Moreno-
García 1998; ...

Author: Vanessa Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190604653

Category: History

Page: 680

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The unique relationship between word and image in ancient Egypt is a defining feature of that ancient culture's records. All hieroglyphic texts are composed of images, and large-scale figural imagery in temples and tombs is often accompanied by texts. Epigraphy and palaeography are two distinct, but closely related, ways of recording, analyzing, and interpreting texts and images. This Handbook stresses technical issues about recording text and art and interpretive questions about what we do with those records and why we do it. It offers readers three key things: a diachronic perspective, covering all ancient Egyptian scripts from prehistoric Egypt through the Coptic era (fourth millennium BCE-first half of first millennium CE), a look at recording techniques that considers the past, present, and future, and a focus on the experiences of colleagues. The diachronic perspective illustrates the range of techniques used to record different phases of writing in different media. The consideration of past, present, and future techniques allows readers to understand and assess why epigraphy and palaeography is or was done in a particular manner by linking the aims of a particular effort with the technique chosen to reach those aims. The choice of techniques is a matter of goals and the records' work circumstances, an inevitable consequence of epigraphy being a double projection: geometrical, transcribing in two dimensions an object that exists physically in three; and mental, an interpretation, with an inevitable selection among the object's defining characteristics. The experiences of colleagues provide a range of perspectives and opinions about issues such as techniques of recording, challenges faced in the field, and ways of reading and interpreting text and image. These accounts are interesting and instructive stories of innovation in the face of scientific conundrum.

A marked life or The autobiography of a clairvoyante by Gipsy

It may be recommended as a handy and elegant guide to beginners in the study
of the history of art . ... We scarcely need add that a more trustworthy and
convenient handbook does not exist , and that others besides ourselves will feel
grateful ...

Author: mrs. D C Chittendon


ISBN: OXFORD:600076290



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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

46 Relying less on the pyrotechnic literary techniques of high modernism , An t -
Oileánach ' highlights the generic pressures of postcolonial autobiography '
through Ó Criomhthain's ongoing frustration of the genre's demand for disclosure

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198754893

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 299


Presents essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction that provide authoritative assessments of the breadth and achievement of Irish novelists and short story writers.

A Handbook for Attendants on the Insane

One of the finest books on historical crime ever published. - Christopher Berry-Dee, Director of the Criminology Research Institute. One of the best murder mysteries ever! - Warren Allen Smith, author of Who's Who in Hell.

Author: Clanash Farjeon

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412253642

Category: Fiction


View: 489


Clanash Farjeon has dared to unmask the horror from the killer's point of view. In his memoirs, Recollections of Forty Years, written in 1910, Lyttleton Stewart Forbes Winslow insisted that there were eight murders, not five, and claimed that he had singlehandedly chased Jack the Ripper from England. Was this troubled scion of the Pilgrim Fathers uniquely in a position to know? . . Day after day and night after night I spent in the Whitechapel slums. The detectives knew me, the lodging-house keepers knew me, and at last the poor creatures of the streets came to know me . . To me the frightened women looked for hope. In my presence they felt reassured and welcomed me to their dens and obeyed my commands eagerly . . Has a tortured impulse to confess lain long buried beneath these words? Amidst a vivid evocation of London life in the 1880's, Winslow unfolds the peculiar circumstances of his early years, the telling details of his family history, a shocking blow by blow depiction of each fatal encounter and his fond remembrance of the unfortunate victims of his unholy crusade. One of the finest books on historical crime ever published. - Christopher Berry-Dee, Director of the Criminology Research Institute. One of the best murder mysteries ever! - Warren Allen Smith, author of Who's Who in Hell. What a good idea to use Winslow as a suspect! As good a piece of Ripper fiction as I have ever read. - Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider and Jack the Ripper; Summing-Up and Verdict. An extraordinary novel. It receives our highest accolade. Recommended! - Ripperologist magazine. One is continually nodding 'Yes, that's how it must have happened!' - Christopher Michael diGrazia, Ripper Notes. **Now available in Italian from Gargoyle Books in Rome as Le Memorie di Jack lo Squartatore translated by Chiara Vatteroni. Una storia con tutti i crismi per gli appassionati del genere... - Massimiliano Panarari, La Repubblica.

The autobiography of Thomas Allen by the author of Post mortem

Handbook of Hardy Herbaceous and Alpine Flowers , for general Garden
Decoration . Containing Descriptions , in Plain Language , of upwards of 1000
Species of Ornamental Hardy Perennial and Alpine Plants , adapted to all
classes of ...

Author: Arthur Montagu Brookfield


ISBN: OXFORD:600072615



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The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

We refer readers to Smith and Watson, Reading Autobiography, especially the
section on using comics and the “Toolkit” (168–173, 235–251). 2. Other titles,
several of which are also illustrated by Liz Clarke, include Mendoza the Jew:
Boxing, ...

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190917944

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 744

View: 326


The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies examines the history and evolution of the visual narrative genre from a global perspective. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds.

Area Handbook for the United Arab Republic Egypt

The Autobiography and the Essay Other literary forms borrowed from the West
are the autobiography and the essay . Egyptian autobiographical literature
provides a fund of information on Egyptian life and the changes of the past 50
years .

Author: American University (Washington, D.C.). Foreign Area Studies


ISBN: STANFORD:36105044648959

Category: Egypt

Page: 441

View: 391


Struggles for Life Or The Autobiography of a Dissenting Minister

LINDSAY AND BLAKISTON have just issued new editions of this populo series of
Manuals , some of which have met with so much ... THE HANDBOOK FOR THE

Author: William Leask

Publisher: Gale and the British Library

ISBN: HARVARD:32044029901956


Page: 384

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Excerpt from Struggles for Life: Or the Autobiography of a Dissenting Minister Or memory may recall, after the lapse of twenty or thirty years of youth and early manhood that invaluable period of being in which, if a man is to do anything in this tumultuous market-place called the world, it must be done, or left undone for ever - scenes of strangely mingled com plexion, having all the colours of the rainbow, without its unity and beauty, and all the variety of a Persian bazaar, without its order and elegance. Alternations of hope and disappointment, satisfaction and grief, gladness and tears. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The autobiography of an Italian rebel translated

Intended as a General Guide in Choosing , Forming , or Improving an Estate (
from a Quarter of an Acre to a Hundred Acres in Extent ) . Price 12 8 . , Illustrated
with numerous Plans , Sections , and Sketches of Gardens and General Objects .

Author: Francesco Antonio Ricciardi (conte di Camaldoli.)


ISBN: OXFORD:600013334



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The Autobiography of a Man o war s Bell

Routledge ' s Sixpenug Handbooks , In royal 32mo , bd . cach , with Illustrations ,
boards . o 6 Swimming and Skating . By the Rev . J . G . Wood . Gymnastics .
Chess . With Diagrams . By G . F . Pardon . Whist . Billiards and Bagatelle . By G .
F ...

Author: Charles Rathbone Low


ISBN: OXFORD:600067264


Page: 357

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The Autobiography of William Jerdan

MANY SUPERIOR WOODCUTS. " We have, at length, in this attractive volume,
the desideratum of a complete picturesque guide to the topography of Jerusalem.

Author: William Jerdan


ISBN: OXFORD:300023645



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Longmans Handbook of English Literature

He came out of prison in 1815 , and in succeeding chapters of the Autobiography
' we have pleasant accounts of intercourse with Byron and Shelley , with Keats
and Wordsworth , and in later times with Carlyle . The following is a striking little ...

Author: R. McWilliam


ISBN: HARVARD:32044102848553

Category: English literature

Page: 160

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The Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis a Balaclava Nurse Daughter of Dafydd Cadwaladyr

We sum up its merits by recommending it as an acceptable handbook to the
principal galleries , and a trustworthy guide to a knowledge of the celebrated
paintings in England , and that this information is valuable and much required by
many ...

Author: Elizabeth Davis


ISBN: BSB:BSB10062734

Category: Crimean War, 1853-1856

Page: 321

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Primarily an account of foreign travel and of nursing during the Crimean War ; includes criticism of Florence Nightingale.

Spiritual Autobiography and Meditation Handbook

Author: Emerson D. Brooking, Ph.D.

Publisher: Panther Brook Spiritual Center

ISBN: 9780615961750

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 180

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Introducing the Serenity Meditation. In 1985, while visiting Chaing Mai in northern Thailand, the author asks a monk to teach him meditation. The monk replies that he cannot, but his teacher might. His teacher is Chief Priest of Sanpatong. No farang (foreigner of European descent) had ever asked him to teach meditation, yet he readily agrees to teach the author. He speaks no English. During the next month, using the monk as interpreter, he diligently teaches the Serenity Meditation. Initiation into the Serenity Meditation immediately propels the author on a most magnificent journey, transforming his life and consciousness. His drug addiction evaporates and he harvests other fruits of the spirit – a loving, compassionate heart filled with peace and joy. This book chronicles his journey along the spiritual path. It is the journey from identifying himself as a separate body-mind-personality self to experiencing his essential Self as an expression of Infinite Consciousness-Existence. This Spiritual Autobiography and Meditation Handbook describes how he gradually explores layer, beneath layer, beneath layer of his mind and being – sometimes referred as “peeling the onion.” Over the years, the author’s meditation practice has proven to be divine psychotherapy. In these pages, he shares how he learns to move from the False Self (the self developed in his own likeness rather than in the likeness of God) to the True Self (the image of God in which every human being is created). It has been, and continues to be, a journey teaching him how to relax and learn to “let go and let God.” Spiritual Autobiography and Meditation Handbook is also a manual. It contains sufficient information and techniques to allow the reader to begin or deepen a personal meditation practice. Through God’s grace, this intensive meditation practice may lead serious truth seekers to Self- and God- realization. Meditation is a relaxed, focused, uninterrupted awareness. RELAXED AWARENESS Meditation requires the ability to “let go and let God.” If you are unable to relax, deep meditation is unlikely. (Capital letters refer to headings in the Table of Contents.) Probably the easiest way to relax is to focus on belly breathing. The DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING EXERCISE is a good introduction. If you are a chest breather and have difficulty breathing into your belly, lie in THE CROCODILE POSTURE. This posture will teach you the appropriate muscles to use to breathe diaphragmatically. When you are a proficient belly breather, then master Three Part Breathing (Deergha Swaasam) described by Swami Satchidananda in his article THE BREATH OF LIFE. PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION and AUTOGENIC TRAINING INSTRUCTIONS provide you with a powerful entry into deep relaxation. THERMAL BIOFEEDBACK and ELECTRODERMAL BIOFEEDBACK will help you. Begin your meditation/prayer practice with ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING. [If your nose is congested, do a NETI (NASAL) WASH first.] FOCUSED AWARENESS SERENITY MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS (VIPASSANA) MEDITATION INSTRUCTIONS are clearly written and include folks you can contact if you have any questions. Mantra meditation (FOCUS WORD OR PHRASE), THE METHOD OF CHRISTIAN CENTERING PRAYER, Kriya Pranayama Meditation, and the TECHINIQUE OF PRIMORDIAL SOUND AND LIGHT CONTEMPLATION are all simple, but powerful, meditation techniques. UNINTERRUPTED AWARENESS For most folks, to achieve “uninterrupted awareness” requires a great deal of practice. The mind is like a wild, drunken monkey trapped in a cage. To tame it requires a lot of loving patience. The author has now been meditating for almost thirty years, and there still are days that he experiences “monkey mind.” When he reminds himself that God loves him just as he is, he is encouraged and continues his practice. To be successful in meditation/prayer usually requires consistent effort, determination, and practice over a long period of time. It also requires you to develop a strong moral foundation. YOGA PHILOSOPHY, INTEGRAL YOGA® and RAJA YOGA: THE YOGA OF MEDITATION expound this truth. Until you live a virtuous life, success in meditation/prayer is doubtful. How does one who covets, lies, cheats, steals, kills, and engages in sexual misconduct quiet the mind? That mind will always be agitated! You may learn powerful meditation techniques but your life and consciousness will not be transformed. You will never harvest the fruits of the spirit – a loving, compassionate heart filled with peace and joy. Remember, meditation/prayer is not about getting high; it is not about bliss. Often, the author has to remind himself not to be too satisfied resting in Bliss-consciousness. As much as he loves it, that is not his goal. Rather, his goal is Self- and God-realization. The author once asked Roy Eugene Davis, his guru (teacher), how he could become fully Self- and God-realized. Roy laughed and said that he wished he could tell the author but he could not. Then he gently explained that is a path the author had to discover for himself. You, too, will have to discover the path for yourself. The author wishes you God speed on this very special journey and stands ready to assist you in any way that he can.