The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781558628816
  • DDC: 920.02
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2013
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Every one of us is a witness to history. The times we live in will be studied and analyzed by future generations, just as we currently study and analyze the past. Autobiographies, oral histories, diaries and journals are records of the human experience, snapshots of a time and place that are brought to life in our consciousness through words on a page. In reading these works, we bear witness to and come to better understand the societies, cultures, and experiences of the past directly from the people who lived during those periods.

Gale's Literature Of Society Series, The Literature Of Autobiographical Narrative is a three volume set examining works that chronicle a life or are compiled from narrated memories. This helps us understand history more from a personal, rather than historical, level. Three hundred engaging entries focuses on autobiographies, diaries, journals and oral histories from around the world and various time periods to bring us closer to the human experience of history. Some entries look at those who carry on the tradition of oral history, such the West African Griot, Scandinavian Skald, British and Gaelic bards, Native American storytellers, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • 3 volumes each.
  • 300 entries each.
  • 300 full-color images.
  • In general, each entry will contain an Overview, Historical and Literary Context, Themes and Style, Critical Discussion, Sources, and Further Reading.
  • Some entries will contain Primary Source excerpts.
  • Many entries will contain informative Sidebars to provide additional context.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1558628703 | ISBN-13: 9781558628700

Table of Contents

Autobiography (Du Bois). Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death, The. Dust Tracks on a Road. Eighty Years and More, 1815-1897. Escape from Afghanistan/ Helen Keller: The Story of My Life. Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez. I Know Why the. Caged Bird Sings. Lakota Woman. Let My People Go. Long Walk to Freedom
Mein Kampf. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman. Rosa Parks: My Story. Up from Slavery. The Way to Rainy Mountain.
Abandoned Baobab: The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman, The Autobiography (Darwin). Chona: The Autobiography of a Papago Woman. The Color of Water. A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile. Dreams from My Father. Interesting Narrative, The Long Way from Home. Meatless Days. Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
My Life Story: The Autobiography of a Berber Woman. Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance
Rites: A Guatemalan Boyhood. Ten Thousand Sorrows. Travels of Marco Polo. When I Was Puerto Rican. Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands. Worlds of a Maasai Warrior.
Angela's Ashes. Black Boy. Child's Christmas in Wales. Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy. Education of Henry Adams. Egyptian Childhood. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Life on the Mississippi. My Life Story (Unaipon). My Revolutionary Years. Persepolis. Red Azalea. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution. Stop-Time. Under My Skin. Unwanted. Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts.
Autobiography (Franklin). Autobiography of Giambattista Vico. Autobiography of Malcolm X. Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila. Book of Margery Kempe. Confession (Tolstoy). Confessions (Augustine). Confessions (Rousseau). Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
Infidel. Man Died: Prison Notes. Meditations. Memoirs (Neruda). Mountainous Journey: A Poet's Autobiography. True Relation of my Birth, Breeding, and Life. Walden or Life in the Woods.
Autobiographical Pact. Autobiography of Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe. Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Cultural. Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood. Experiment in Autobiography. In the Presence of Absence. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood. My Furthest-Back Person. Praeterita. Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes. Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
Story of My Experiments with Truth. To be Young, Gifted, and Black. Writing Life.
Autobiography of Anne Lady Halkett. Autobiography, An (Nehru) Barefoot Gen
Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood. Farewell to Manzanar. Geronimo: His Own Story
Golden Bones. Invisible Thread: An Autobiography. Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Memoirs of an Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades
Night. Paekpom Ilchi: The Autobiography of Kim Ku Sovereignty and Goodness of God: A Narrative of Captivity. Testament of Youth. Wars I Have Seen. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places. Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying.
Cancer Journals. Child of the Dark. De Profundis. Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary
Diaries of Beatrice Webb. Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, 1941-1943 and Letters from Westerbork. Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe, The
Journal of George Fox. Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke. Letter from Birmingham City Jail
Letter to Her Daughter. Letter to His Son. Letter to Maria Clemm. Letter to the Rev. Samson Occom. Letters Home. Letters Underway. Spandau: The Secret Diaries.
Confessions of Lady Nijo. Diaries of Lady Anne Clifford. Diary of John Evelyn. Diary of John Quincy Adams. Diary of Samuel Pepys. Diary, Reminiscences and Correspondence. Jemima Condict: Her Book. Journal des Goncourt, 1851-1896. Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra, The
Letter to Her Daughter from the New White House. Letters of a Woman Homesteader
Letters of the Younger Pliny. Literary Remains of Edward Sixth, King of England
Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn. Young Palestinian's Diary, 1941-1945: The Life of Sami 'Amr.
Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft. Diaries (Orwell). Diaries of Franz Kafka, The
Diary of Anais Nin. Estrangement, Being Some Fifty Extracts from a Diary Kept in 1909. Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor. Journal of Arnold Bennett: 1896-1910. Journal of Katherine Mansfield. Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with Notices of His Life. Letters of John Keats. Letters to a Young Poet. Notebooks. Note-Books of Henry James.
Between Literature and History: The Diaries and Memoirs of Mary Leadbeater and Dorothea Herbert. Collected Letters of a Renaissance Feminist. Diary Of Soren Kierkegaard Extraordinary Work of Ordinary Writing: Annie Ray's Diary. Letters Between Two (Letters from Two Places). Practice of the Private Journal: Chronicle of an Investigation (1986-1998)
Some Observations on Diaries, Self-Biography and Self-Characters. Writer's Diary. Writer's Notebook.
As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: Recollections of a Woman in 11th-Century Japan (Sarashina Diary). Congo Diary. English Notebooks. Journal of John Wesley. Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco Da Gama, 1497-1499. Journal of the First Voyage to America. Journals of Jonathan Carver, 1766-1770. Leaves from the Journal of our Life in the Highlands, From 1848 to 1861
Letters from an American Farmer. Letters of Lady Anne Barnard to Henry Dundas from the Cape and Elsewhere, 1793-1803. Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
Pylgrymage of Sir Richarde Guylforde. Travels of Dean Mahomet.
Among You Taking Notes. Army Life in a Black Regiment. Boer War Diary of Sol T. Plaatje: An African at Mafeking. Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868. Diary from Dixie, A
Diary of a Young Girl. Diary of Sir Henry Slingsby. Diary Without Dates, A Journal, 1955-1962: Reflections on the French-Algerian War, Nella Last's War, Pacifist's War: Diaries 1939-1945, A
Shadows on My Heart: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Buck of Virginia, Siegfried Sassoon Diaries, 1915-1918, Thura's Diary, Woman at War: Storming Kuwait with the U.S. Marines, A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City.
Boswell's London Journal. Country Parson: James Woodforde's Diary 1759-1802, A
Diary of Lady Murasaki. Go Ask Alice. Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan. Grasmere Journals. I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1945
Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. Journal of Sir Walter Scott. Journals of Fanny Burney
Letter Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54. Letter from Jefferson to His Daughter, A. London and the Life of Literature in Late Victorian England: The Diary of George Gissing, Novelist. Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812, A
Record of a Girlhood. Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo.
Anarchist Voices. Autobiography of a Runaway Slave, The. Bitter Water: Dine Oral Histories of the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute. Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich
Gulag Voices: Oral Histories of Soviet Incarceration and Exile. Head of the Class: An Oral History of African-American Achievement in Higher Education and Beyond. History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, Related by Herself. Indochina's Refugees: Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ireland's Unfinished Revolution: An Oral History. Massacre in Mexico. Mothers, Sisters, Resisters: Oral Histories of Women Who Survived the Holocaust
Survivors: An Oral History Of The Armenian Genocide. Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s. Voices of Resistance: Oral Histories of Moroccan Women. Witnesses to the Holocaust: An Oral History. Working-Class Childhood: An Oral History.
Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village. Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay. Coal Hollow: Photographs and Oral Histories. Daring Hearts: Lesbian and Gay lives of 50s and 60s Brighton
Dona Maria's Story: Life, History and Political Identity. Hill Country Teacher: Oral Histories from the One Room School and Beyond. Hood River Issei: An Oral History of Japanese Settlers in Oregon's Hood River Valley. Making of a Gay Asian Community: An Oral History of Pre-AIDS Los Angeles. Our Appalachia: An Oral History. Saga of Coe Ridge: A Study of Oral History
Swiftwater People: Lives of Old Timers on the Upper St. Joe & St. Maries Rivers. They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History. Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes: An Oral History of Detroit's African American Community, 1918-1967. Voices from This Long Brown Land: Oral Recollections of Owens Valley Lives and Manzanar Pasts.
Always a People: Oral Histories of Contemporary Woodland Indians. Black Elk Speaks
Californio Voices: The Oral Memoirs of Jose Maria Amador and Lorenzo Asisara. Growing Up Jewish in America: An Oral History. Hispanic-American Entrepreneur: An Oral History of the American Dream, The. In the Mansion of Confucius' Descendants: An Oral History
Japanese War Brides in America: An Oral History. Songs My Mother Sang to Me: An Oral History of Mexican American Women. Stranger's Supper: An Oral History of Centenarian Women in Montenegro, A. Uqalurait: An Oral History of Nunavut. When We Began, There Were Witchmen: An Oral History from Mount Kenya/ Women and Families: An Oral History, 1940-1970. Women in the Chinese Enlightenment: Oral and Textual Histories.
Between Management and Labor: Oral Histories of Arbitration. Black History, Oral History, and Genealogy. Death of Luigi Trastulli and other stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History, The. Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression I, Rigoberta Menchu. Juan the Chamula: An Ethnological Recreation of the Life of a Mexican Indian. Oral History Theory. Oral History, Health and Welfare. Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History, A. Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor. Voice of the Past: Oral History, The
Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History.
And Justice for All: An Oral History of the Japanese American Detention Camps.
Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War, An Oral History. Carrier Warfare in the Pacific: An Oral History Collection. El Salvador at War: An Oral History of Conflict from the 1979 Insurrection to the Present. Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Thirty-three American Soldiers Who Fought It. Good War: An Oral History of World War II. Japan at War: An Oral History. Memoirs of Fatemeh Pakravan. Oral History Series: We Have Just Begun to Not Fight: An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors in the Civilian Public Service During World War II. Strength Not to Fight: An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors of the Vietnam War. Unknown Internment: An Oral History of the Relocation of Italian Americans During World War II. What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It. World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives.
Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa. Firm: The Inside Story of the Stasi, The Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Ill-Fated People: Zimbabwe Before and After Rhodes, An Launching the War on Poverty: An Oral History Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay's Interviews and Essays, An Oral History Series: Children of Los Alamos: An Oral History of the Town Where the Atomic Bomb Began. Oral History Series: Witnesses to Nuremberg. Order Has Been Carried Out: History, Memory and Meaning of a Nazi Massacre in Rome, The Peacework: Oral Histories of Women Peace Activists. Shattered Dreams: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic. Strange Ground: Americans in Vietnam, 1945-1975: An Oral History. Tears before the Rain: An Oral History of the Fall of South Vietnam. Voices from Chernobyl:. The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster. Voices from the Whirlwind: An Oral History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Witch Purge of 1878.
Chinese Lives: An Oral History of Contemporary China. First Agraristas: An Oral History of a Mexican Agrarian Reform Movement. Grandmothers, Mothers, and Daughters: Oral Histories of Three Generations of Ethnic-American Women. Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns. Hooligans and Rebels: An Oral History of Working-Class Childhood and Youth 1889-1939. Irish Days: Oral Histories of the Twentieth Century. Left Handed, Son of Old Man Hat: A Navaho Autobiography. Let Me Speak! Testimony of Domitila, a Woman of the Bolivian Mines. Long Journey Home: Oral Histories of Contemporary Delaware Indians. Solidarity Forever: An Oral History of the IWW. Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia's Cold War Generation. Warlpiri Women's Voices: Our Lives Our History. Women in the Mines: Stories of Life and Work. Workers of the Donbass Speak: Survival and Identity in the New Ukraine, 1989-1992. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.