Biography & Autobiography Products

  • Biofictional Histories, Mutations and Forms

    Edited by Michael Lackey

    Biofiction, defined as literature that names its protagonist after an actual historical figure, first became popular in the 1930s, but over the last forty years it has become a dominant literary form. Prominent writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Julia Alvarez, Peter…

    Hardback – 2016-10-26 
    Routledge

  • Border Crossings

    Essays in Identity and Belonging

    Edited by Paul Longley Arthur, Leena Kurvet-Kaosaar

    The border between intimate memory and historical revelation is explored in this wide-ranging collection, which features original contributions from leading figures in the life writing field from Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, and the USA. The transmission and preservation of personal knowledge…

    Hardback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Letters to a Friend (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rabindranath Tagore

    This title, first published in 1928, is a collection of letters from the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore to C. F. Andrews. The letters have been divided into several chapters, accompanied by introductory notes by Andrews, and provide the reader with an expression of Tagore’s anxiety about…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Memories of My Life (Routledge Revivals)

    By Francis Galton

    Memories of my Life, first published in 1908, is an autobiography by the psychologist, anthropologist, geographer, and inventor Sir Francis Galton. This book contains a detailed account of Galton’s life, and will be of interest to students of Victorian history.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Tolstoy (Routledge Revivals)

    His Life and Work

    By Derrick Leon

    This book, first published in 1944, provides a comprehensive overview of the work and life of the writer and philosopher Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time, this title examines some of Tolstoy’s most seminal works, including War and Peace and Anna…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Herbert Read (Routledge Revivals)

    A Memorial Symposium

    Edited by Malahat Review

    As a poet and critic of art and literature, and as a social and political philosopher, Sir Herbert Read exerted an important influence on the culture of his time. Not only did he assist and inspire many writers and artists, but through his work for the idea of ‘education through art’, he greatly…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Herbert Read and Selected Works

  • Routledge Revivals: William Shakespeare: The Anatomy of an Enigma (1990)

    By P. E. Razzell

    First published in 1990, the aim of this book is to reveal the William Shakespeare whose life has been obscured by centuries of literary mythology. It unravels a series of strands in order to understand the man and the major influences which shaped his life and writing. The first part advances the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Body Language

    Narrating illness and disability

    Edited by G. Thomas Couser

    As much as we may like to evade them, illness and disability inescapably attend human embodiment – we are all vulnerable subjects. So it might seem natural and inevitable that the most universal, most democratic, form of literature – autobiography – should address these common features of human…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Biographical Turn

    Lives in history

    Edited by Hans Renders, Binne de Haan, Jonne Harmsma

    The Biographical Turn showcases the latest research through which the field of biography is being explored. Fifteen leading scholars in the field present the biographical perspective as a scholarly research methodology, investigating the consequences of this bottom-up approach and illuminating its…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: John Phillips and the Business of Victorian Science (2005)

    By Jack Morrell

    First published in 2005, this book represents the first full length biography of John Phillips, one of the most remarkable and important scientists of the Victorian period. Adopting a broad chronological approach, this book not only traces the development of Phillips’ career but clarifies and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Auto/Biography across the Americas

    Transnational Themes in Life Writing

    Edited by Ricia A. Chansky

    Auto/biographical narratives of the Americas are marked by the underlying themes of movement and belonging. This collection proposes that the impact of the historic or contemporary movement of peoples to, in, and from the Americas—whether chosen or forced—motivates the ways in which identities are…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • William Empson

    The Man and His Work

    Edited by Roma Gill

    This volume of commemorative and celebratory essays, first published in 1974, concentrates on William Empson – the critic, the poet and friend. The papers range from the biographical to the academic, but what every one suggests is the impossibility of separating the man from his work and the ‘life’…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

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