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The Language of Autobiography: Studies in the First Person Singular
By Herman Parish, John Sturrock and Lynne Avril (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date July 1, 1993
Pages 296
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521412902
ISBN-10 0521412900
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $59.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The urge to autobiography reveals itself every day, in the stories we tell about ourselves. Literary autobiography is the most highly developed form of this universal activity of self-promotion, a kind of writing practised in the west over many centuries. In this major study of the western tradition, John Sturrock analyses the means by which more than twenty of the greatest literary autobiographers have gone about their task. The book concentrates on the productive tension between the writer's will to singularity and the autobiographical act itself, which restores by conventional and rhetorical means the harmony between the writer and a community of readers. By attending closely and sceptically to the truth-claims made by autobiographers from Augustine through Rousseau and Darwin to Sartre and Michel Leiris, Sturrock establishes some of the deep, hidden continuities of autobiographical writing, and shows how artful and self-conscious this supposedly most sincere of literary genres can be.

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This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Hardcover
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With Lynne Avril (other contributor), Herman Parish | from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 1, 1993)
9780521412902 | details & prices | 296 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $59.95
This edition also contains Amelia Bedelia by the Yard
About: The urge to autobiography reveals itself every day, in the stories we tell about ourselves.
Paperback
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1 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (February 18, 2010)
9780521131636 | details & prices | 296 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $44.99
About: The urge to autobiography reveals itself every day, in the stories we tell about ourselves.
Editions for the work Amelia Bedelia by the Yard
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780062334282 Book cover for 9780521412902
 
With Herman Parish | from Greenwillow (January 5, 2016)
9780062334282 | details & prices | 32 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.48 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia!
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With Herman Parish, John Sturrock | from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 1, 1993); titled "The Language of Autobiography: Studies in the First Person Singular"
9780521412902 | details & prices | 296 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $59.95
This edition also contains The Language of Autobiography: Studies in the First Person Singular
About: The urge to autobiography reveals itself every day, in the stories we tell about ourselves.
With Jean Aicardi, Herman Parish | from Cambridge Univ Pr (May 1, 1992); titled "Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood"
9780521412735 | details & prices | 7.50 × 10.00 × 2.50 in. | 6.20 lbs | List price $180.00
This edition also contains Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood
Paperback
With Herman Parish | from Greenwillow (January 5, 2016)
9780062334275 | details & prices | 32 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.20 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.15 lbs | List price $3.99

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