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Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography


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Reissuing works originally published between 1960 and 1995, this varied set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship. It includes topics that touch on psychology, feminist criticism, philosophy and litrerary history as well as examinations of autobiography as genre.

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A Healing Art: Regeneration Through Autobiography

A Healing Art: Regeneration Through Autobiography

1st Edition

Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1990. Many post-World War I autobiographies focus on episodes of crisis. In a century torn by global strife and breakdown of cultural institutions, autobiography provides a way of recovering from crisis and restructuring reality–a healing act that involves the writer in a "...

Autobiographics in Freud and Derrida

Autobiographics in Freud and Derrida

1st Edition

Jane Marie Todd
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1990. This uniquely fascinating study approaches the problem of autobiography from two directions: first assessing theories of the self, consciousness and language developed by both Freud and Derrida; second through the reading of the autobiographical aspects of their...

Autobiography and Imagination: Studies in Self-scrutiny

Autobiography and Imagination: Studies in Self-scrutiny

1st Edition

John Pilling
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1981. This book looks at the autobiographical work of nine twentieth-century writers – Henry Adams, Henry James, W. B. Yeats, Boris Pasternak, Leiris, Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry Green and Adrian Stokes. The author argues that often the writer has shaped his...

Autobiography and Questions of Gender

Autobiography and Questions of Gender

1st Edition

Shirley Neuman
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1991. Addressing the ways in which the ideology of gender and its social construction determine autobiographical self-representations, the essays here consider several women’s works in the light of the social and historical conditions which enabled their production. Some...

British Autobiography in the Seventeenth Century

British Autobiography in the Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

Paul Delany
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1969. In the seventeenth century neither the literary genre nor the term ‘autobiography’ existed but we see in seventeenth-century literature many kinds of autobiographical writings, to which their authors gave such titles as ‘Journal of the Life of Me, Confessions, etc....

Design and Truth in Autobiography

Design and Truth in Autobiography

1st Edition

Roy Pascal
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1960. Is there an art of autobiography? What are its origins and how has it come to acquire the form we know today? For what does the autobiographer seek, and why should it be so popular? This study suggests some of the answers to these questions. It takes the view that...

Narcissus and the Invention of Personal History

Narcissus and the Invention of Personal History

1st Edition

Kenneth J. Knoespel
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1985. This investigation of Ovid’s fable takes a different tack to previous studies of the love lyric or the themes but looks at the creation of narrative strategies to explain Narcissus’ experience. The story has always been understood as literally impossible but invites...

Rewriting the Self: History, Memory, Narrative

Rewriting the Self: History, Memory, Narrative

1st Edition

Mark Freeman
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1993. This book explores the process by which individuals reconstruct the meaning and significance of past experience. Drawing on the lives of such notable figures as St Augustine, Helen Keller and Philip Roth as well as on the combined insights of psychology, philosophy and...

V. S. Naipaul: Displacement and Autobiography

V. S. Naipaul: Displacement and Autobiography

1st Edition

Judith Levy
July 11, 2017

Originally published in 1995. V. S. Naipaul, a Trinidadian of Indian descent living in the West, has written in many forms. Through an analysis of five works by Naipaul written in different modes and periods of his life, this study posits a relationship between a cultural condition and a choice of...

Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

1st Edition

Various
August 07, 2015

Reissuing works originally published between 1960 and 1995, this varied set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship. It includes topics that touch on psychology, feminist criticism, philosophy and literary history as well as examinations of autobiography as genre....

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