Confessions Autobiography of Cheryl Richardson the Female Author

Confessions Autobiography of Cheryl Richardson the Female Author PDF Book Detail Author: Cheryl Richardson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450067247
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 54

Book Description
Ive analyzed the calamities of my darken times. I lived through in the early years of maturity, involving personal affairs of love and misleading adventures. I learned to dissolve unhealthy habits by discovering new mental challenges and associates welcoming fellowship in the pursuit of happiness to gain great success.

Telling Lies in Modern American Autobiography

Telling Lies in Modern American Autobiography PDF Book Detail Author: Timothy Dow Adams
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807818886
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 230

Book Description
This collection of twelve essays discusses the principles and practices of women's autobiographical writing in America, England, and France from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction PDF Book Detail Author: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110381486
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 2220

Book Description
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 Memoirs of Toussaint and Isaac Louverture

The Memoirs of Toussaint and Isaac Louverture PDF Book Detail Author: Arthur F. Saint-Aubin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611461960
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 286

Book Description
This book examines the memoir of Toussaint Louverture—a former slave, general in the French army, and leader of the Haitian Revolution—and the memoir of his son, Isaac.

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography PDF Book Detail Author: Maria DiBattista
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139952323
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography offers a historical overview of the genre from the foundational works of Augustine, Montaigne, and Rousseau through the great autobiographies of the Romantic, Victorian, and modern eras. Sixteen essays from distinguished scholars and critics explore the diverse forms, audiences, styles, and motives of life writings traditionally classified under the rubric of autobiography. Chapters are arranged in chronological order and are grouped to reflect changing views of the psychological status, representative character, and moral authority of the autobiographical text. The volume closes with a group portrait of late-modernist and contemporary autobiographies that, by blurring the dividing line between fiction and non-fiction, expand our understanding of the genre. Accessibly written and comprehensive in scope, the volume will appeal especially to students and teachers of non-fiction narrative, creative writing, and literature more broadly.

Chinese American Literature without Borders

Chinese American Literature without Borders PDF Book Detail Author: King-Kok Cheung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137441771
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 326

Book Description
This book bridges comparative literature and American studies by using an intercultural and bilingual approach to Chinese American literature. King-Kok Cheung launches a new transnational exchange by examining both Chinese and Chinese American writers. Part 1 presents alternative forms of masculinity that transcend conventional associations of valor with aggression. It examines gender refashioning in light of the Chinese dyadic ideal of wen-wu (verbal arts and martial arts), while redefining both in the process. Part 2 highlights the writers’ formal innovations by presenting alternative autobiography, theory, metafiction, and translation. In doing so, Cheung puts in relief the literary experiments of the writers, who interweave hybrid poetics with two-pronged geopolitical critiques. The writers examined provide a reflexive lens through which transpacific audiences are beckoned to view the “other” country and to look homeward without blinders.

The Russian Memoir

The Russian Memoir PDF Book Detail Author: Beth Holmgren
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810119307
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 262

Book Description
The essays in this volume seek to appreciate the literary construction of the memoir, with its dual agendas of individualized expression and reliable reportage, and explore its functions as interpretive history, social modelling, and political expression in Russian culture. The memoirs under scrutiny range widely, including those of the private person (Princess Natalia Dolgorukaia), sophisticated high culture writers (Nikolai Zabolotskii, Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Brodsky), cultural critics and facilitators (Lidiia Ginzburg, Avdot'ia Panaeva), political dissidents (Evgeniia Ginzburg, Elena Bonner), and popular artists (filmmaker Elidar Riazanov). It examines each memoir for its aesthetic and rhetorical features as well as its cultural circumstances. In mapping the memoir's social and historical significance, the essays consider a wide range of influences and issues, including the specific impact of the author's class, gender, ideology, and life experience on his/her witnessing of Russian culture and society.

Mikhail Bakhtin

Mikhail Bakhtin PDF Book Detail Author: Gary Saul Morson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804718229
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 530

Book Description
Books about thinkers require a kind of unity that their thought may not possess. This cautionary statement is especially applicable to Mikhail Bakhtin, whose intellectual development displays a diversity of insights that cannot be easily integrated or accurately described in terms of a single overriding concern. Indeed, in a career spanning some sixty years, he experienced both dramatic and gradual changes in his thinking, returned to abandoned insights that he then developed in unexpected ways, and worked through new ideas only loosely related to his earlier concerns Small wonder, then, that Bakhtin should have speculated on the relations among received notions of biography, unity, innovation, and the creative process. Unity--with respect not only to individuals but also to art, culture, and the world generally--is usually understood as conformity to an underlying structure or an overarching scheme. Bakhtin believed that this idea of unity contradicts the possibility of true creativity. For if everything conforms to a preexisting pattern, then genuine development is reduced to mere discovery, to a mere uncovering of something that, in a strong sense, is already there. And yet Bakhtin accepted that some concept of unity was essential. Without it, the world ceases to make sense and creativity again disappears, this time replaced by the purely aleatory. There would again be no possibility of anything meaningfully new. The grim truth of these two extremes was expressed well by Borges: an inescapable labyrinth could consist of an infinite number of turns or of no turns at all. Bakhtin attempted to rethink the concept of unity in order to allow for the possibility of genuine creativity. The goal, in his words, was a "nonmonologic unity," in which real change (or "surprisingness") is an essential component of the creative process. As it happens, such change was characteristic of Bakhtin's own thought, which seems to have developed by continually diverging from his initial intentions. Although it would not necessarily follow that the development of Bakhtin's thought corresponded to his ideas about unity and creativity, we believe that in this case his ideas on nonmonologic unity are useful in understanding his own thought--as well as that of other thinkers whose careers are comparably varied and productive.

Confessions of a Chinese Heroine

Confessions of a Chinese Heroine PDF Book Detail Author: Teresa Mulan Ying
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611463211
Category : Catholics
Languages : en
Pages : 366

Book Description
The memoirs of Sister Ying Mulan (born in 1933), a Catholic nun from Beijing, candidly describes her life in several labor camps, the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution, and the revival of religious life in Beijing since the 1980s. Sister Ying offers unique historical insider information and adds a spiritual view of the events.

A History of Autobiography in Antiquity

A History of Autobiography in Antiquity PDF Book Detail Author: Georg Misch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131785411X
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 354

Book Description
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877790426
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 1260

Book Description
Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1

Autobiography of Mark Twain  Volume 1 PDF Book Detail Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520946995
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 760

Book Description
"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion—to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"—meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

The Rhetoric of Confession

The Rhetoric of Confession PDF Book Detail Author: Edward Fowler
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520078837
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 333

Book Description
The shishosetsu is a Japanese form of autobiographical fiction that flourished during the first two decades of this century. Focusing on the works of Chikamatsu Shuko, Shiga Naoya, and Kasai Zenzo, Edward Fowler explores the complex and paradoxical nature of shishosetsu, and discusses its linguistic, literary and cultural contexts.

Paranormal Confessions

Paranormal Confessions PDF Book Detail Author: Elsa G. Lopez
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490858272
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 64

Book Description
This book is a testimonial true story of profound sadness, courage and isolation; a blend of glories and failures; a battle between apathy and faith; a paranormal confession that can bring strength and faith to you.