1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Life Writing Autobiographical and Biographical Forms

Edited By Margaretta Jolly
    1140 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 2001. This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute life writing. As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and structured. It includes entries on genres and subgenres, national and regional traditions from around the world, and important auto-biographical writers, as well as articles on related areas such as oral history, anthropology, testimonies, and the representation of life stories in non-verbal art forms.

    Chapter 1 A; Chapter 2 B; Chapter 3 C; Chapter 4 D; Chapter 5 E; Chapter 6 F; Chapter 7 G; Chapter 8 H; Chapter 9 I; Chapter 10 J; Chapter 11 K; Chapter 12 L; Chapter 13 M; Chapter 14 N; Chapter 15 O; Chapter 16 P; Chapter 17 R; Chapter 18 S; Chapter 19 T; Chapter 20 U; Chapter 21 V; Chapter 22 W; Chapter 23 X; Chapter 24 Y; Chapter 25 Z;


    Margaretta Jolly

    "A unique perspective because it focuses on a person's contribution to life writing, to the exclusion of his or her other accomplishments." -- Booklist/RBB