Biography & Autobiography Products

  • Routledge Revivals: Lost Illusions (1974)

    Paul Léautaud and his World

    By James Harding

    Paul Léautaud was both one of the oddest characters in French literature and, as a staff member of the review Mercure de France, at the centre of Parisian literary life for over half a century. First published in 1974, this book represents the first full length biography of Léautaud in any language…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Life Writing After Empire

    Edited by Astrid Rasch

    A watershed moment of the twentieth century, the end of empire saw upheavals to global power structures and national identities. However, decolonisation profoundly affected individual subjectivities too. Life Writing After Empire examines how people around the globe have made sense of the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene

    More than human encounters

    By Katherine Wright

    Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene offers a new perspective on international environmental scholarship, focusing on the emotional and affective connections between human and nonhuman lives to reveal fresh connections between global issues of climate change, species extinction and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-09-28 
    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

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