Native American Autobiography

An Anthology

Author: Arnold Krupat

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299140243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

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Native American Autobiography is the first collection to bring together the major autobiographical narratives by Native American people from the earliest documents that exist to the present. The thirty narratives included here cover a range of tribes and cultural areas, over a span of more than 200 years. From the earliest known written memoir—a 1768 narrative by the Reverend Samson Occom, a Mohegan, reproduced as a chapter here—to recent reminiscences by such prominent writers as N. Scott Momaday and Gerald Vizenor, the book covers a broad range of Native American experience. The sections include “Traditional Lives;” “The Christian Indians, from the Eighteenth Century to Indian Removal, 1830;” “The Resisting Indians, from Indian Removal to Wounded Knee, 1830-90;” “The Closed Frontier, 1890-;” “The Anthropologists' Indians, 1900-;” “'Native American Renaissance,' 1968-;” and “Traditional Lives Today.” Editor Arnold Krupat provides a general introduction, a historical introduction to each of the seven sections, extensive headnotes for each selection, and suggestions for further reading, making this an ideal resource for courses in American literature, history, anthropology, and Native American studies. General readers, too, will find a wealth of fascinating material in the life stories of these Native American men and women. "This is the first comprehensive anthology of American Indian autobiography ever published. It will be of interest to virtually anyone teaching or studying the literatures of the native peoples of North America, as well as to a general audience, because of the informative, literate introductions and the absorbing narratives themselves."—William L. Andrews, series editor
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Here Lies: An Autobiography

An Autobiography

Author: Eric Ambler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0307950107

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Winner of the Edgar Award, Eric Ambler’s autobiography Here Lies is an intriguing look inside the mind of one of our greatest thriller writers. Here the famously recalcitrant Ambler peels back the layers of experience that affected his life with the same skill he uses to unfold the plots of his novels. His South London childhood; his brief engineering career, which he gave up to work in theater; his time as an advertising copywriter; the publication of his revolutionary spy novels in the 1930s and ’40s, including such early classics as A Coffin for Dimitrios and Journey into Fear; his service in the film division of the British War Office during World War II, which allowed him to write his first screenplays; and his postwar renown as the leading writer in the genre on both sides of the Atlantic. In these pages this masterful spy novelist has composed a compelling and insightful examination of his life.
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Moab is My Washpot

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Actors

Page: 343

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A humorous autobiography that covers the author's time at public school, acting and writing career and the ups and downs of his personal life.
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The New Art of Autobiography

An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico, Written by Himself

Author: Donald Phillip Verene

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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A study of Vico's autobiography, this volume places the work within the development of the genre. The author argues that Vico made the telling of his own life an application of his philosophy on human history and considers it in relation to Augustine's "Confessions" and Descartes' "Discourse"
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Reading Autobiography

A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives

Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816669856

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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projects, and an extensive bibliography. --Book Jacket.
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Delfina Cuero

her autobiography, an account of her last years, and her ethnobotanic contributions

Author: Delfina Cuero,Florence Connolly Shipek

Publisher: Ballena Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 98

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The Narratology of the Autobiography

An Analysis of the Literary Devices Employed in Ivan Bunin's "The Life of Arsenev"

Author: Alexander F. Zweers

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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As most secondary literature on the autobiography confuses the relationship between author, narrator, and hero/heroine, this study begins by analyzing this problem. Ivan Bunin's The Life of Arsen'ev can be best characterized as "autobiography as the creation of fiction, told exclusively from a grown-up perspective." Special attention is paid to the relationship between the child-like-hero, grown-up hero/heroine, and the narrator, to the extent that the fictional narrative is based on primary material from Bunin's life.
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