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Product Description: In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, American memoirists have wrestled with a wide range of anxieties in their books. They cope with financial crises, encounter difference, or confront norms of identity...read more

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9780299310301 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, American memoirists have wrestled with a wide range of anxieties in their books.

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Product Description: Essential reading for food lovers and includes where to buy the best produce and ingredients; how to prepare and cook food; and expert advice and knowledge about coffee, tea and wine. And, when you are don't want to cook we recommend lots of great places where you can enjoy coffee and cake to a tasty street snack or a quick working lunch; a glass of wine and some tasty morsels to a pie and a pint or a full-blown gastronomic extravaganza...read more

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9781909282766 | Survival Books, May 7, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Essential reading for food lovers and includes where to buy the best produce and ingredients; how to prepare and cook food; and expert advice and knowledge about coffee, tea and wine.

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9780395731017, titled "Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir" | Houghton Mifflin, August 1, 1995, cover price $10.95 | also contains Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir | About this edition: Eight American authors draw on their own works to describe the creative process involved in writing a memoir

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Product Description: Whose poster hung on your wall as a teenager? Whose record did you wear out? Whose life story could you not resist? Fascination works in mysterious ways—it can be born out of inspiration, or repulsion, or both. In these daring essays, some of the most provocative writers of our time offer a private view on a public figure...read more
By Amy Scholder (editor)

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9781558618664 | Feminist Pr, October 7, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Whose poster hung on your wall as a teenager?

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Product Description: In the past twenty years, an increasing number of authors have written memoirs focusing on the last stage of their lives: Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, for example, in The Wheel of Life, Harold Brodkey in This Wild Darkness, Edward Said in Out of Place, and Tony Judt in The Memory Chalet...read more

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9781558499645, titled "Dying in Character: Memoirs on the End of Life" | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2013, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: In the past twenty years, an increasing number of authors have written memoirs focusing on the last stage of their lives: Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, for example, in The Wheel of Life, Harold Brodkey in This Wild Darkness, Edward Said in Out of Place, and Tony Judt in The Memory Chalet.

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Product Description: In the past twenty years, an increasing number of authors have written memoirs focusing on the last stage of their lives: Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, for example, in The Wheel of Life, Harold Brodkey in This Wild Darkness, Edward Said in Out of Place, and Tony Judt in The Memory Chalet...read more

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9781558499652 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2013, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: In the past twenty years, an increasing number of authors have written memoirs focusing on the last stage of their lives: Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, for example, in The Wheel of Life, Harold Brodkey in This Wild Darkness, Edward Said in Out of Place, and Tony Judt in The Memory Chalet.

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Product Description: Henry James defied posterity to disturb his bones: he was adamant that his legacy be based exclusively on his publications and that his private life and writings remain forever private. Despite this, almost immediately after his death in 1916 an intense struggle began among his family and his literary disciples to control his posthumous reputation, a struggle that was continued by later generations of critics and biographers...read more

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9780804769327 | Stanford Univ Pr, January 11, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Henry James defied posterity to disturb his bones: he was adamant that his legacy be based exclusively on his publications and that his private life and writings remain forever private.

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Product Description: By the end of the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson was well on his way to becoming the “Wisest American” and the “Sage of Concord,” a literary celebrity and a national icon. With that fame came what Robert Habich describes as a blandly sanctified version of Emerson held widely by the reading public...read more

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9781587299629 | Univ of Iowa Pr, March 15, 2011, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: By the end of the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson was well on his way to becoming the “Wisest American” and the “Sage of Concord,” a literary celebrity and a national icon.

Christopher Mulvey has entered the world of travelers writing about their journeys abroad--Americans in their travels through England, and the English in their forays to the United States--during the eighty years following the War of 1812. The writings of travelers from one country about the other dispel the myth that good manners were a universal value and that variations were to be explained in terms of moral or political corruptions of either nation. The impact of such different yet somehow familiar cultures is highlighted in chapters that explore the contemporary issues of the nineteenth-century American woman, slavery, and the English poor. Mulvey's text draws on the writings, letters, and reports of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Adams, Matthew Arnold, and Fanny Trollope among others.

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9780521303668 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 1990, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Christopher Mulvey has entered the world of travelers writing about their journeys abroad--Americans in their travels through England, and the English in their forays to the United States--during the eighty years following the War of 1812.

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9780521055611 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 21, 2008), cover price $44.99

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Product Description: Members of the Lost Generation, American writers and artists who lived in Paris during the 1920s, continue to occupy an important place in our literary history. Rebelling against increased commercialism and the ebb of cosmopolitan society in early twentieth-century America, they rejected the culture of what Ernest Hemingway called a place of “broad lawns and narrow minds...read more

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9781587296895 | 1 edition (Univ of Iowa Pr, September 1, 2008), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Members of the Lost Generation, American writers and artists who lived in Paris during the 1920s, continue to occupy an important place in our literary history.

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'Examines works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman to explore how the emergence of photography in the mid-nineteenth century transformed their ideas, how photography mediated their conceptions of self-representation, and how their appropriation of photographic thinking created a new kind of autobiography'--Provided by publisher.

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9780826217929 | Univ of Missouri Pr, May 1, 2008, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: 'Examines works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman to explore how the emergence of photography in the mid-nineteenth century transformed their ideas, how photography mediated their conceptions of self-representation, and how their appropriation of photographic thinking created a new kind of autobiography'--Provided by publisher.

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'Focusing on the ethics of autobiography, this volume analyzes the works of four writers who spent much of their youth in working-class circumstances yet became highly educated intellectual professionals. It examines the way in which they confront their working-class past. In addition to representing different times, each work recounts the author's struggle with a particular societal element'--Provided by publisher.

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9780786425761 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, July 30, 2006, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: 'Focusing on the ethics of autobiography, this volume analyzes the works of four writers who spent much of their youth in working-class circumstances yet became highly educated intellectual professionals.

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Product Description: In this original and intriguing study, Anna Linzie examines three mid-twentieth-century texts never before treated as interrelated in a book-length work of literary criticism: Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) and Alice B...read more

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9780877459859 | Univ of Iowa Pr, June 1, 2006, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: In this original and intriguing study, Anna Linzie examines three mid-twentieth-century texts never before treated as interrelated in a book-length work of literary criticism: Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B.

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Product Description: Though the efficacy of literary biography has been widely contested by academic theorists, artention to the lives of authors remains an enduring fact of our literary history. Dedicated to Robert N. Hudspeth, editor of the Letters of Margaret Fuller and the Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau, the eleven essays in this collection address from a practitioner's perspective the relationship between American literary biography, documentation, and interpretation...read more
By Robert D. Habich (editor) and Robert N. Hudspeth (editor)

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9780838640050 | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, June 30, 2004, cover price $52.50 | About this edition: Though the efficacy of literary biography has been widely contested by academic theorists, artention to the lives of authors remains an enduring fact of our literary history.
9781611472691 | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Though the efficacy of literary biography has been widely contested by academic theorists, attention to the lives of authors remains an enduring fact of our literary history.

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A critical overview of the work features such contributors as Sidonie Ann Smith, Sondra O'Neale, Pierre A. Walker, and George E. Kent.
By Harold Bloom (editor)

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9780791075623 | Chelsea House Pub, November 1, 2003, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A critical overview of the work features such contributors as Sidonie Ann Smith, Sondra O'Neale, Pierre A.
9780791047736 | Chelsea House Pub, March 1, 1998, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Collects critical essays on the author's autobiographical work

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9780791041291 | Chelsea House Pub, April 1, 1998, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Bloom's Reviews are a acclaimed advancement to the standard chapter-by-chapter plot summaries provided by most study guides.
9780791036914 | Chelsea House Pub, April 1, 1996, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Includes a brief biography of Maya Angelou, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

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9780791036662 | Chelsea House Pub, March 1, 1996, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Includes a brief biography of Maya Angelou, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

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Product Description: This casebook gathers together the most important critical responses to Richard Wright's autobiography. It includes a 1945 interview with Richard Wright, contemporary reviews of Black Boy written by W.E.B. Du Bois, Lionel Trilling, Mary McCarthy, and Ralph Ellison, and eight critical essays...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By William L. Andrews (editor) and Douglas Edward Taylor (editor)

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9780195157710 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 23, 2003, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: This casebook gathers together the most important critical responses to Richard Wright's autobiography.

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9780195157727 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, June 12, 2003, cover price $51.00 | About this edition: This casebook gathers together the most important critical responses to Richard Wright's autobiography.

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Product Description: Essays by Kerouac scholar Jim Jones on a host of different issues about Kerouac, as well as critical works on his own writing. The title, drawn from the largest essay, delves into the numerous biographies on Kerouac, dispelling many of the myths and pseudo-legends about Kerouac's life...read more

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9781885089083 | Cityful Pr, January 1, 2002, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Essays by Kerouac scholar Jim Jones on a host of different issues about Kerouac, as well as critical works on his own writing.

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Product Description: Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of interest in both autobiography and environmental literature. In Refiguring the Map of Sorrow, Mark Allister brings these two genres together by examining a distinct form of grief narrative, in which the writers deal with mourning by standing explicitly both outside and inside the text: outside in writing about the natural world; inside in making that exposition part of the grieving process...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780813920641 | Univ of Virginia Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of interest in both autobiography and environmental literature.

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9780813920658 | Univ of Virginia Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of interest in both autobiography and environmental literature.

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Product Description: This work is a comprehensive guide to Hemingway's posthumous memoir. It includes maps, pictures of the main characters, biographies of all the known and little-known people mentioned by Hemingway, and a thorough bibliography. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780773476103 | Edwin Mellen Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $159.95 | About this edition: This work is a comprehensive guide to Hemingway's posthumous memoir.
9780773476202 | Edwin Mellen Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $129.95 | About this edition: This work is a comprehensive guide to Hemingway's posthumous memoir.

Paul John Eakin's earlier work Fictions in Autobiography is a key text in autobiography studies. In it he proposed that the self that finds expression in autobiography is in fundamental ways a kind of fictive construct, a fiction articulated in a fiction. In this new book Eakin turns his attention to what he sees as the defining assumption of autobiography: that the story of the self does refer to a world of biographical and historical fact. Here he shows that people write autobiography not in some private realm of the autonomous self but rather in strenuous engagement with the pressures that life in culture entails. In so demonstrating, he offers fresh readings of autobiographies by Roland Barthes, Nathalie Sarraute, William Maxwell, Henry James, Ronald Fraser, Richard Rodriguez, Henry Adams, Patricia Hampl, John Updike, James McConkey, and Lillian Hellman. In the introduction Eakin makes a case for reopening the file on reference in autobiography, and in the first chapter he establishes the complexity of the referential aesthetic of the genre, the intricate interplay of fact and fiction in such texts. In subsequent chapters he explores some of the major contexts of reference in autobiography: the biographical, the social and cultural, the historical, and finally, underlying all the rest, the somatic and temporal dimensions of the lived experience of identity. In his discussion of contemporary theories of the self, Eakin draws especially on cultural anthropology and developmental psychology.

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9780691068206 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 1, 1992, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Paul John Eakin's earlier work Fictions in Autobiography is a key text in autobiography studies.

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9781400820641 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $55.00

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Product Description: This study of autobiographical writing and its reflection of personal and national identity focuses on four writers and the ways in which their work maps the internal and external self - Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman, Sam Shepard and Joan Didion.

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9780786408771 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, January 1, 2000, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This study of autobiographical writing and its reflection of personal and national identity focuses on four writers and the ways in which their work maps the internal and external self - Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman, Sam Shepard and Joan Didion.

A thematic examination of Wright's work offers a biographical overview of the author, critical essays by varied experts, and a discussion of concurrent historical events. (view table of contents)
By Hayley Mitchell (editor)

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9780737702422 | Greenhaven Pr, January 1, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A thematic examination of Wright's work offers a biographical overview of the author, critical essays by varied experts, and a discussion of concurrent historical events.

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9780737702439 | Greenhaven Pr, January 1, 2000, cover price $36.20 | About this edition: A thematic examination of Wright's work offers a biographical overview of the author, critical essays by varied experts, and a discussion of concurrent historical events.

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Product Description: On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text. But in the wake of poststructuralism, the role of photography in autobiography is far from simple or one-dimensional...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780807825136 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, November 1, 1999, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text.

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9780807847923 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, November 1, 1999, cover price $46.50 | About this edition: On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text.

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Product Description: With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Maya Angelou (editor) and Joanne M. Braxton (editor)

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9780195116069 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 31, 1998, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature.

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9780195116076 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 31, 1998, cover price $56.00 | About this edition: With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature.

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Offers a new interpretation of Clemens' life and work and explores the profound needs that led him to create the Twain persona

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9780688127695 | William Morrow & Co, March 1, 1997, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Offers a new interpretation of Clemens' life and work and explores the profound needs that led him to create the Twain persona

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9780688161101 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, July 1, 1998), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Offers a new interpretation of Clemens' life and work and explores the profound needs that led him to create the Twain persona

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Offers a look at the historical context of Maya Angelou's autobiography (view table of contents)

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9780313302299 | Greenwood Pub Group, June 30, 1998, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: Offers a look at the historical context of Maya Angelou's autobiography

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