Автор: Trollope Название: An Autobiography ISBN: 019953764X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199537648 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 936 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Anthony Trollope is most famous for his portrait of the professional and landed classes of Victorian England, especially in his Palliser and Barsetshire novels. But he was also the author of one of the most fascinating autobiographies of the nineteenth century. Trollope was born in 1815, the son of a formidable mother and a tragically unsuccessful father. Poor, ill-dressed, awkward, and sullen, he was the victim of vicious bullying at Harrow and Winchester. But he managed later to carve out a successful career in the General Post Office while devoting every spare moment (except in hunting season) to writing. How he paid his groom to wake him every morning at 5.30 a.m. and disciplined himself to write 250 words every quarter of an hour has become part of literary legend. His efforts resulted in over sixty books, fortune, and fame, and in An Autobiography Trollope looks back on his life with some satisfaction. The facts he reveals and the opinions he records - about Dickens and George Eliot, politics and the civil service - are as revealing as the judgments he passes on his own character. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Автор: Twain Mark Название: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 ISBN: 0520267192 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520267190 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3867 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "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 The strict instruction that these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind."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 essential 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.
Описание: Chronicles Twain`s inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads. This book deals with his life and work.
Автор: Anderson Linda Название: Autobiography ISBN: 0415572142 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415572149 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 1880 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: If every writer necessarily draws on their own life, is any writing outside the realm of `autobiography`? This guide includes developments in autobiographical criticism, highlighting major theoretical issues and concepts different forms of the genre. It offers an introduction to the study of a fascinating genre.
Автор: Smyth Название: Autobiography in Early Modern England ISBN: 0521761727 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521761727 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7597 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: How did individuals write about their lives before a modern tradition of diaries and autobiographies was established? Adam Smyth examines the kinds of texts that sixteenth- or seventeenth-century individuals produced to register their life, in the absence of these later, dominant templates. The book explores how readers responded to, and improvised with, four forms - the almanac, the financial account, the commonplace book and the parish register - to create written records of their lives. Early modern autobiography took place across these varied forms, often through a lengthy process of transmission and revision of written documents. This book brings a dynamic, surprising culture of life-writing to light, and will be of interest to anyone studying autobiography or early modern literature.
Описание: An exploration of autobiographical identity in a group of late medieval 'prison texts'. Despite the seminal nature of Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy during the Middle Ages, the legacy of the figure of the writer in prison has not been examined before. The book discusses the interrelation of subjectivity, historicity, autobiography, and imprisonment, and should appeal to scholars in the burgeoning field of fifteenth century studies.
Автор: Deirdre Heddon Название: Autobiography and Performance ISBN: 0230537529 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230537521 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7479 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: "Autobiography and Performance" offers a comprehensive overview of the use of autobiography in performance. Encompassing work from the solo monologue
to site-specific practice, this book seeks to uncover the political potentials and limits that accompany the use of the personal in performance. Examining the work of key international
practitioners, including Tim Miller, Lisa Kron, Bobby Baker and Curious, Heddon argues that autobiographical performances, which turn to the past as a means to rewrite the future,
continue to act as possible sites of resistance and intervention.
Описание: Early modern autobiographies and diaries provide a unique insight into women's lives and how they remembered, interpreted and represented their experiences. Sharon Seelig analyzes the writings of six seventeenth-century women: diaries by Margaret Hoby and Anne Clifford, more extended narratives by Lucy Hutchinson, Ann Fanshawe, and Anne Halkett, and the extraordinarily varied and self-dramatizing publications of Margaret Cavendish. Combining a fresh account of the development of autobiography with close and attentive reading of the texts, Seelig explores the relation between the writers' choices of genre and form and the stories they chose to tell. She demonstrates how, in the course of the seventeenth century, women writers progressed from quite simple forms based on factual accounts to much more imaginative and persuasive acts of self-presentation. This important contribution to the fields of early modern literary studies and gender studies illuminates the interactions between literature and autobiography.
Описание: This autobiography of the prominent Church of Scotland minister Alexander Carlyle (1722–1805) was eventually published in 1860, in an edition by the historian John Hill Burton (1809–81). Carlyle had left instructions to his executors to publish not only his memoirs but also his sermons and other writings, but only this book and two other items were ever produced. Carlyle states in the first chapter that he began this work on his seventy-eighth birthday, 'having observed how carelessly, and consequently how falsely, history is written'. His account of his life and times is hugely entertaining, ranging from his role in the failed defence of Edinburgh in 1745 to playing golf at David Garrick's villa. His acquaintance in the intellectual circles of Edinburgh and London was wide, including Smollett, Elizabeth Montagu, John Wilkes, and Benjamin Franklin. This humorous and hugely entertaining work offers a fascinating insight into eighteenth-century social history.
Автор: Trollope Anthony Ed Название: An Autobiography: And Other Writings ISBN: 0199675295 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199675296 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1040 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 'I hated the office. I hated my work...the only career in life within my reach was that of an author.' The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's account offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. After a miserable childhood and misspent youth, Trollope turned his life around at the age of twenty-six. By 1860 the 'hobbledehoy' had become both a senior civil servant and a best-selling novelist. He worked for the Post Office for many years and stood unsuccessfully for Parliament. Best-known for the two series of novels grouped loosely around the clerical and political professions, the Barsetshire and Palliser series, in his Autobiography Trollope frankly describes his writing habits. His apparent preoccupation with contracts, deadlines, and earnings, and his account of the remorseless regularity with which he produced his daily quota of words, has divided opinion ever since. This edition reassesses the work's distinctive qualities and includes a selection of Trollope's critical writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Автор: Smyth Название: A History of English Autobiography ISBN: 1107078415 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107078413 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7389 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A History of English Autobiography explores the genealogy of autobiographical writing in England from the medieval period to the digital era. Beginning with an extensive introduction that charts important theoretical contributions to the field, this History includes wide-ranging essays that illuminate the legacy of English autobiography. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered writings of such diverse authors as Chaucer, Bunyan, Carlyle, Newman, Wilde and Woolf. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History is the definitive, single-volume collection on English autobiography and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.
Описание: Nicolaus of Damascus, the chief minister of Herod the Great, was an exact contemporary of the first Roman emperor Augustus; he spent considerable time in Roman society and knew Augustus. The extensive remains of his Bios Kaisaros contain the earliest and most detailed account of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar and his assassination. The Bios also presents the most extensive account of the boyhood and early development of Augustus. This edition presents the Greek text and translation of the Bios and Nicolaus' autobiography, along with a historical and historiographical commentary. The Introduction situates the text in relation to the considerable evidence for the life and career of Nicolaus preserved in the works of Josephus, addresses the problem of its date of composition, analyses the language and narrative technique of Nicolaus and discusses the Bios in relation to the evidence for Greek biographical encomium.
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