Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1

Autobiography of Mark Twain  Volume 1
Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 760
Release : 2010-11-15
ISBN 10 : 9780520946996
ISBN 13 : 0520946995
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1 Book Description:

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion—to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"—meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography
Author : Maria DiBattista
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2014-05-22
ISBN 10 : 9781139952323
ISBN 13 : 1139952323
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography Book Description:

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography offers a historical overview of the genre from the foundational works of Augustine, Montaigne, and Rousseau through the great autobiographies of the Romantic, Victorian, and modern eras. Sixteen essays from distinguished scholars and critics explore the diverse forms, audiences, styles, and motives of life writings traditionally classified under the rubric of autobiography. Chapters are arranged in chronological order and are grouped to reflect changing views of the psychological status, representative character, and moral authority of the autobiographical text. The volume closes with a group portrait of late-modernist and contemporary autobiographies that, by blurring the dividing line between fiction and non-fiction, expand our understanding of the genre. Accessibly written and comprehensive in scope, the volume will appeal especially to students and teachers of non-fiction narrative, creative writing, and literature more broadly.

Design and Truth in Autobiography

Design and Truth in Autobiography
Author : Roy Pascal
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 214
Release : 2015-08-20
ISBN 10 : 9781317379676
ISBN 13 : 1317379675
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Truth in Autobiography Book Description:

Originally published in 1960. Is there an art of autobiography? What are its origins and how has it come to acquire the form we know today? For what does the autobiographer seek, and why should it be so popular? This study suggests some of the answers to these questions. It takes the view that autobiography is one of the dominant and characteristic forms of literary self-expression and deserves examination for its own sake. This book outlines a definition of the form and traces its historical origins and development, analyses its ‘truth’ and talks about what sort of self-knowledge it investigates.

The Phenomenology of Autobiography

The Phenomenology of Autobiography
Author : Arnaud Schmitt
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 186
Release : 2017-05-08
ISBN 10 : 9781351701020
ISBN 13 : 1351701029
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Phenomenology of Autobiography Book Description:

Taking a fresh look at the state of autobiography as a genre, The Phenomenology of Autobiography: Making it Real takes a deep dive into the experience of the reader. Dr. Schmitt argues that current trends in the field of life writing have taken the focus away from the text and the initial purpose of autobiography as a means for the author to communicate with a reader and narrate an experience. The study puts autobiography back into a communicational context, and putting forth the notion that one of the reasons why life writing can so often be aesthetically unsatisfactory, or difficult to distinguish from novels, is because it should not be considered as a literary genre, but as a modality with radically different rules and means of evaluation. In other words, not only is autobiography radically different from fiction due to its referentiality, but, first and foremost, it should be read differently.

Autobiography in Early Modern England

Autobiography in Early Modern England
Author : Adam Smyth
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 222
Release : 2010-08-05
ISBN 10 : 9780521761727
ISBN 13 : 0521761727
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autobiography in Early Modern England Book Description:

Explores life-writing forms - almanacs, financial accounts, commonplace books and parish registers - which emerged during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction
Author : Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages : 2220
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN 10 : 9783110381481
ISBN 13 : 3110381486
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction Book Description:

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Scientific Autobiography

Scientific Autobiography
Author : Max Planck
Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 196
Release : 2014-11-04
ISBN 10 : 9781497675889
ISBN 13 : 149767588X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Autobiography Book Description:

In this fascinating autobiography from one of the foremost geniuses of twentieth-century physics, Max Planck tells the story of his life, his aims, and his thinking. Published posthumously, the papers in this volume were written for the general reader and make accessible Planck’s scientific theories as well as his philosophical ideals, including his thoughts on ethics and morals.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author : Benjamin Franklin
Publisher : Google Auto-narrated Demo
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-07-01
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Book Description:

Franklin's Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. This work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. This title is based on the Harvard Classics edition.

A Burlesque Autobiography

A Burlesque Autobiography
Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Total Pages : 24
Release : 1977
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Burlesque Autobiography Book Description:

Two or three persons having at different times intimated that if I would write an autobiography they would read it, when they got leisure, I yield at last to this frenzied public demand, and herewith tender my history: Ours is a noble old house, and stretches a long way back into antiquity. The earliest ancestor the Twains have any record of was a friend of the family by the name of Higgins. This was in the eleventh century, when our people were living in Aberdeen, county of Cork, England. Why it is that our long line has ever since borne the maternal name (except when one of them now and then took a playful refuge in an alias to avert foolishness), instead of Higgins, is a mystery which none of us has ever felt much desire to stir. It is a kind of vague, pretty romance, and we leave it alone. All the old families do that way. Arthour Twain was a man of considerable note—a solicitor on the highway in William Rufus' time. At about the age of thirty he went to one of those fine old English places of resort called Newgate, to see about something, and never returned again. While there he died suddenly. Augustus Twain, seems to have made something of a stir about the year 1160. He was as full of fun as he could be, and used to take his old sabre and sharpen it up, and get in a convenient place on a dark night, and stick it through people as they went by, to see them jump. He was a born humorist. But he got to going too far with it; and the first time he was found stripping one of these parties, the authorities removed one end of him, and put it up on a nice high place on Temple Bar, where it could contemplate the people and have a good time. He never liked any situation so much or stuck to it so long.