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Keyword by title : "Biography Autobiography"

• Author :_Prentice Hall PTR
• Pages :_154 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780134372075
• ISBN-13 :_0134372077

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• Author :_Peter Read, Frances Peters-Little, Anna Haebich
• Pages :_180 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1921536357
• ISBN-13 :_9781921536359

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• Description : In this absorbing collection of papers Aboriginal, Maori, Dalit and western scholars discuss and analyse the difficulties they have faced in writing Indigenous biographies and autobiographies. The issues range from balancing the demands of western and non-western scholarship, through writing about a family that refuses to acknowledge its identity, to considering a community demand not to write anything at all. The collection also presents some state-of-the-art issues in teaching Indigenous Studies based on auto/biography in Austria, Spain and Italy. [...] by Publisher : 'ANU E Press'

• Author :_Lillian S. Robinson, Stanford University. Center for Research on Women
• Pages :_255 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780791404355
• ISBN-13 :_0791404358

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• Description : In this book gender is the lens through which autobiography and biography are scrutinized. The authors show what is revealed when they magnify the gendered aspects of both men's and women's writing. The eternal questions of identity, choice, responsibility, happiness, tragedy, and even death are interpreted in terms of gender analysis. The book presents a sequence of studies from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century that includes individuals such as American poet Anne Sexton and German writers Christa Wolf and Paul Celan, and groups such as nineteenth-century Mexican women and members of the British working class. It extends the paradigm of "self-reflexive" literature to include and highlight the overlap between autobiography and biography, especially in the case of women who often wrote their lives obliquely through the biographies of their famous male relatives, e. g., Adèle Hugo and Anne Thackeray Ritchie. The authors refuse to accept a monolithic conception of gender. The studies of Charles and Mary Lamb, Nadezhda Durova, and John Stuart Mill demonstrate that even in the nineteenth century, a binary gender system is inadequate as a mode of approach to actual life stories. [...] by Publisher : 'SUNY Press'

• Author :_Donald J. Winslow
• Pages :_76 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780824817138
• ISBN-13 :_0824817133

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• Description : This text presents an introduction and a reference source of terms in the writing of biographies, autobiographies and related literature. [...] by Publisher : 'University of Hawaii Press'

• Author :_John Beard
• Pages :_368 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1602065772
• ISBN-13 :_9781602065772

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Cosimo, Inc.'

• Author :_Steve Martin
• Pages :_224 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1847395848
• ISBN-13 :_9781847395849

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• Description : Steve Martin has been an international star for over thirty years. Here, for the first time, he looks back to the beginning of his career and charmingly evokes the young man he once was. Born in Texas but raised in California, Steve was seduced early by the comedy shows that played on the radio when the family travelled back and forth to visit relatives. When Disneyland opened just a couple of miles away from home, an enchanted Steve was given his first chance to learn magic and entertain an audience. He describes how he noted the reaction to each joke in a ledger - 'big laugh' or 'quiet' - and assiduously studied the acts of colleagues, stealing jokes when needed. With superb detail, Steve recreates the world of small, dark clubs and the fear and exhilaration of standing in the spotlight. While a philosophy student at UCLA, he worked hard at local clubs honing his comedy and slowly attracting a following until he was picked up to write for TV. From here on, Steve Martin became an acclaimed comedian, packing out venues nationwide. One night, however, he noticed empty seats and realised he had 'reached the top of the rollercoaster'. BORN STANDING UP is a funny and riveting chronicle of how Steve Martin became the comedy genius we now know and is also a fascinating portrait of an era. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_David Arnold, Stuart H. Blackburn
• Pages :_323 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780253217271
• ISBN-13 :_025321727X

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• Description : Contributed articles drawn from a workshop held at the British Library on May 15-17, 2000. [...] by Publisher : 'Indiana University Press'

• Author :_Bruce Springsteen
• Pages :_528 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_150114152X
• ISBN-13 :_9781501141522

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• Description : Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himselfto writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang: seeing Elvis Presley s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road, "Badlands." "Darkness on the edge of Town. "The River" "Born in the U.S.A." "The Rising, " abd "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few). Bruce Springsteen s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_Maureen O'Hara, John Nicoletti
• Pages :_336 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0743269160
• ISBN-13 :_9780743269162

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• Description : The Hollywood star traces her career and personal life, discussing such topics as her relationships with fellow actors, her marriage to plane crash victim Charles F. Blair, and her work on specific causes. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

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