Autobiography

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Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415189859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 750

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Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 and died in 1970. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, he transformed philosophy and can lay claim to being one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He was a Nobel Prize winner for Literature and was imprisoned several times as a result of his pacifism. His views on religion, education, sex, politics and many other topics, made him one of the most read and revered writers of the age. This, his autobiography, is one of the most compelling and vivid ever written. This one-volume, compact paperback edition contains an introduction by the politician and scholar, Michael Foot, which explores the status of this classic nearly 30 years after the publication of the final volume.

Design and Truth in Autobiography

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Author: Roy Pascal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317379675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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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.

Frank Lloyd Wright

An Autobiography

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Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764932434

Category: Architecture

Page: 561

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Frank Lloyd Wright exerted perhaps the greatest influence on twentieth century design. In a volume that continues to resonate more than seventy years after its initial publication, Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography contains the master architect's own account of his work, his philosophy, and his personal life, written with his signature wit and charm. Wright (1867-1959) went into seclusion in a Minnesota cabin to reflect and to record his life experiences. In 1932, the first edition of the Autobiography was published. It became a form of advertising, leading many readers to seek out the master architect--thirty apprentices came to live and learn at Taliesin, Wright's Wisconsin home/school/studio, under the master's tutelage. (By 1938, Taliesin West, in Arizona, was the winter location for Wright's school.) The volume is divided into five sections devoted to family, fellowship, work, freedom, and form. Wright recalls his childhood, his apprenticeship with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, the turmoil of his personal life, and the background to his greatest achievements, including Hollyhock House, the Prairie and the Usonian Houses, and the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

Autobiography

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Author: Linda R. Anderson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415186346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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"This comprehensive and challenging guide is the ideal starting-point for all readers interested in autobiography."--Jacket.

A History of Autobiography in Antiquity

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Author: Georg Misch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415176088

Category: Social Science

Page: 706

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The Arthurian legend closes with a promise: On a distant day, when his country calls, the king will return. His lost realm will be regained, and his shattered dream of an ideal world will, at last, be realized. This collection of original essays explores the issue of return in the modern Arthurian legend. With an Introduction by noted scholar Raymond H. Thompson and 13 essays by authors from the fields of literature, art history, film history, and folklore, this collection reveals the flexibility of the legend. Just as the modern legend takes the form current to its generation, the myth of return generates a new legend with each telling. As these authors show, return can come in the form of a noble king or a Caribbean immigrant, with the mystery of an art theft or a dying boy's dream.

A Labor of Love

An Autobiography

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Author: Anne Geddes

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740765620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Beginning with early childhood memories and continuing through her 25-year career, Anne Geddes reveals the events, emotions and images that have shaped her life.

Bruce

The Autobiography

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Author: Bruce Forsyth

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330475940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Bruce Forsyth is known across four generations as the face of family entertainment classics such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price is Right. His is an amazing story that spans more than two thirds of the twentieth century. In the late 1950s, over half of Britain would tune in to Sunday Night at the London Palladium, making Bruce a star in a few weeks. But it had been a long slog since his debut as a fourteen-year-old 'Boy Bruce the Mighty Atom' in 1942, then wartime work for the Red Cross and National Service, and playing every theatre, concert party, summer season, double act and review known to man. Bruce's first-ever account of his whole life is chock full of anecdotes, honest appraisals of tough times, failed marriages and affairs, comments on entertainment and what it took to be a comedian at the height of his powers. 'In the gameshow of life, Brucie hasn't just won the TV, the golf clubs and the hostess trolley. He's won the cuddly toy as well' Mirror

My Art, My Life

An Autobiography

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Author: Diego Rivera

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486269382

Category: Art

Page: 197

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A richly revealing document offering many telling insights into the mind and heart of a giant of 20th-century art. "There is no lack of exciting material. A lover at nine, a cannibal at 18, by his own account, Rivera was prodigiously productive of art and controversy." — San Francisco Chronicle. 21 halftones.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557090793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a torturous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.

I Am Here and Not Not-there

An Autobiography

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Author: Margaret Avison

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill

ISBN: 9780889843158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 351

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This question was put by a registrant: What makes a poet's language distinctive?' We all fell silent, trying to pin it down, then tried to answer. Not just affection for words, which is common to all good writers; not necessarily a matter of cadence, formal structures, rhythm. The answer that came to me, forced out of minutes of dismissing options, was new to me too: It is saying I am here and not not-there''.'

Missing Persons

An Autobiography

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Author: Eric Robertson Dodds

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198120865

Category: Classicists

Page: 220

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This memoir by the late distinguished classicist tells of Dodds' travels from China to San Francisco, his encounters with literary figures including Yeats, Eliot, Auden, and MacNeice, and his conflicting educations in Belfast, Dublin, and Oxford. The result is a moving account of one man's instinctive search for an identity in a time of deep moral, political, and aesthetic confusion.

The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

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Author: William Carlos Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811202268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

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Presents the autobiography of the respected American poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and physician.

Women, Autobiography, Theory

A Reader

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Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299158446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 526

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The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.

Autobiography

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Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9780880109017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Written 1924-1925 (CW 28) Because I entered this world with defined soul predispositions, and because the course of my life, as expressed in my biography, is determined by those predispositions, as a spiritual human being I must have existed before my birth. As a being of spirit, I must be the repetition of someone through whose biography mine can be explained. In each life the human spirit appears as a repetition of itself with the fruits of experiences during previous lives. Rudolf Steiner Rudolf Steiner seldom spoke of himself in a personal way, but in his Autobiography we are offered a rare glimpse into some of the most intimate aspects of his inner life, his personal relationships, and significant events that helped to shape the philosopher, seer, and teacher he became. This edition restores the original format of seventy chapters, just as they were written for the Goetheanum weekly newsletter. This autobiography is not merely a narrative of Rudolf Steiner's successes and failures, but the story of a soul possessed of a precise, probing scientific mind and a natural clairvoyant ability to see into the spiritual world. Although naturally clairvoyant, Steiner always recognized the integrity and importance of modern scientific methods, and thus he developed a modern discipline he named Anthroposophy, or spiritual science. During the century that followed the events recorded in this autobiography, Rudolf Steiner's insights have touched and enriched numerous areas of life in ways that continue to transform people s lives in the twenty-first century. This illustrated, revised, updated, and expanded edition was the first volume to be released in The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner. This series will eventually collect all of the English translations of Rudolf Steiner's works including many never before in English into an attractive and uniform set of his written and spoken words. Contents: Series Foreword, Introduction, and Chronological Context Part 1: Seeds of Awakening, Wiener-Neustadt to Vienna, 1861-1890 Part 2: Fertile Ground, Weimar, 1890-1897 Part 3: Must I Remain Unable to Speak?, Berlin, 1897-1907 A Chronology of Rudolf Steiner s Life and Work by Paul Allen Editorial and Reference Notes by Paul Allen (updated) Annotated Bibliography Index This volume is a translation from German of -Mein Lebensgang- (GA 28). A previous translation was titled The Course of My Life (1951)."

Eric Clapton: The Autobiography

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Author: Eric Clapton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140906039X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney, he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as 'God'. Now for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty and painfully honest autobiography. These are the memoirs of a survivor, someone who has reached the pinnacle of success, who has had it all, but whose demons have never left him. Eric tells his story as it is, hiding nothing, with a directness and searing honesty that will make this book one of the most compelling memoirs of our time.

Solomon Maimon

An Autobiography

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Author: Salomon Maimon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: 307

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Upfront and Personal

The Autobiography

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Author: Coleen Nolan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230742777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Writing with the warmth and humour that have made her so popular, Coleen describes her eventful life, from joining her sisters' band The Nolans when she was only nine to growing up in the spotlight as they went on to chart-topping success around the world. Coleen also reveals how she coped with her tumultuous marriage to television star Shane Richie and how, after they split she was left a single parent struggling to get through each day. She landed the job of presenter on This Morning and was just finding her feet when she was sacked, plunging her into depression as she lost all confidence. A way out finally came in the form of chat show Loose Women, where Coleen reclaimed her place in the nation's hearts. Today she is happily married and an inspiration to women everywhere who believed their 'best days' were behind them. Entertaining, funny and shockingly honest, this book is sure to appeal to her many fans old and new.