Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series

  • Volume 7
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0810345064
  • ISBN-13: 9780810345065
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 2.30 lbs ( 1.04 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 1988 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

Each of the 30 volumes in this series presents about 20 autobiographical essays written exclusively for the series, allowing your patrons to approach each author's life from a unique, highly personal vantage point. Varying in style and length (minimum 10,000 words) and international in scope, authors' essays are brimming with reflections and insights.

A unique resource for studies on the memoir, each essay is illustrated with photographs supplied by the author and followed with a complete bibliographic listing of works. Every volume also provides a cumulative subject index to the more than 450 entrants in the series. Featured authors include:

  • Diane Ackerman
  • George Bowering
  • Dennis Brutus
  • Rita Dove
  • Howard Fast
  • Michael Gilbert
  • Larry Heinemann
  • Garrett Hongo
  • Sandra McPherson
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • Anne Waldman
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Tobias Wolff
  • And many more

(Note: this series has been discontinued, however new autobiographical essays will appear periodically in the Contemporary Authors series.)

Reviews

"Remains a vehicle for autobiographical essays by contemporary authors in all genres from around the world." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA