It's Too Late Now

The Autobiography of a Writer
Author: A. A. Milne
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509869719
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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A.A Milne, with his characteristic self-deprecating humour, recalls a blissfully happy childhood in the company of his brother and best friend, Ken, and writes with touching affection about his father who he adored and who died when Milne was only 12. From Westminster School he won a scholarship to Cambridge University where he edited the university magazine, Granta. He then went out into the world, more determined than ever to be a writer. After a stint at Punch Magazine, he enjoyed enormous success with his novels, plays and stories. And of course he is best remembered for his children’s novels and verses featuring Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin. This is both an account of how a writer was formed and a charming period piece on literary life – Milne met countless famous author including H. G. Wells, J.M Barrie of Peter Pan fame and Rudyard Kipling.

One Seriously Messed-Up Week

in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite
Author: Tom Clempson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748123830
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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Our hero? Jack Samsonite His mission? 1) pass his GCSEs 2) get the girl (to notice he exists) 3) survive the week without a serious face punching Good thing he's got a plan. Well, half a plan...

The Eurasian Gentile

Memoir
Author: Francisco A. Cruz
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490750746
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 602
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In this book he will take you behind the scenes of views on an amazing variety of subjects, from the character of the Eurasians domiciled in the San Francisco Archdiocese. Who discussed relativity and the atom bomb; analyzed Marxism and Communism, comparing both to Christianity and Democracy. It displays the intellectual grasp of both spiritual and temporal problems of our society in the signs of times. From 1914 the Cruz family moved to Shanghai it resonates with todays conflicts and challenges of endless wars. And, it was truly providential they had survived these many years! As a historian in his own right, is emerging as an author of alternative history. Thus, an epic story on Moses of the Old Testament about the Exodus of Israelites from Egypt into the Promise Land is being retold in resemblance of this modern day narrative in The Eurasian Gentile. With great conviction, one who ponders the fate of the free world and speaks of Americas destiny in the present world crisis and the philosophy of life and living which embraces love of God, love of neighbor, and love of country.. By the Grace of God, the writer has captured all his personal history in this memoir incorporating his life experiences throughout his many travels.

Who Am I?

An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and Spirit
Author: Yi-Fu Tuan
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299166632
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 152
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Who Am I? is the bittersweet memoir of a Chinese American who came to this country as a twenty-year-old graduate student and stayed to become one of America’s most innovative intellectuals, whose work has explored the aesthetic and moral dimensions of human relations with landscape, nature, and environment. This unusually introspective autobiography mixes Yi-Fu Tuan’s reflections on a life filled with recognition, accolades, and affection with what he deems moral failings, his lack of courage—including the courage to be open about his homosexuality.

Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies

Myth of the Modern Woman
Author: Sandeep Parmar
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144117320X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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Mina Loy is recognised today as one of the most innovative modernist poets, numbering Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp, Djuna Barnes and T.S. Eliot amongst her admirers. Drawing on substantial new archival research, this book challenges the existing critical myth of Loy as a 'modern woman' through an analysis of her unpublished autobiographical prose. Mina Loy's Autobiographies explores this major twentieth century writer's ideas about the 'modern' and how they apply to the 'modernist' writer-based on her engagement with twentieth-century avant-garde aesthetics-and charts how Loy herself uniquely defined modernity in her essays on literature and art. Sandeep Parmar here shows how, ultimately, Loy's autobiographies extend the modernist project by rejecting earlier impressions of avant-garde futurity and newness in favour of a 'late modernist' aesthetic, one that is more pessimistic, inward and interested in the fragmentary interplay between the past and present.

Ibn Khaldūn and Tamerlane

Their Historic Meeting in Damascus, 1401 A.d. (803 A. H.) A Study Based on Arabic Manuscripts of Ibn Khaldūn's "Autobiography,"
Author: Walter Joseph Fischel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: N.A
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Page: 149
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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520946995
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 760
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"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 many of 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 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. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

The Blaze of Obscurity

Unreliable Memoirs V
Author: Clive James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033051525X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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‘I was never alone except in the toilet, where I soon found that locking myself into a cubicle was not much protection from hearing myself talked about by young men standing at urinals. (“Jesus, he’s looking rough.” “And it’s only Monday.”) Reviews for Clive James’s fourth volume of memoirs, North Face of Soho, included several that specifically requested a further volume; Clive James duly obliged and here, in all its glory, is ‘Unreliable Memoirs V’, otherwise known as The Blaze of Obscurity. Perhaps his most brilliant book yet, The Blaze of Obscurity tells the inside story of his years in television: part Clive James on TV and part Clive James on TV, it shows Clive James on top form – both then and now. ‘In the case of many people who attempt an autobiography even a single volume is one too many . . . In the case of Clive James, the volumes now in existence are too few. If the final tally puts him up there with Marcel Proust, so much the better’ Financial Times

The Dynamics of Genre

Journalism and the Practice of Literature in Mid-Victorian Britain
Author: Dallas Liddle
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813930421
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books as much as one hundred to one. But although scholars have long known that writing for the vast periodical marketplace provided many Victorian authors with needed income—and sometimes even with full second careers as editors and journalists—little has been done to trace how the midcentury ascendancy of periodical discourses might have influenced Victorian literary discourse. In The Dynamics of Genre, Dallas Liddle innovatively combines Mikhail Bakhtin’s dialogic approach to genre with methodological tools from periodicals studies, literary criticism, and the history of the book to offer the first rigorous study of the relationship between mid-Victorian journalistic genres and contemporary poetry, the novel, and serious expository prose. Liddle shows that periodical genres competed both ideologically and economically with literary genres, and he studies how this competition influenced the midcentury writings and careers of authors including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Harriet Martineau, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, and the sensation novelists of the 1860s. Some Victorian writers directly adopted the successful genre forms and worldview of journalism, but others such as Eliot strongly rejected them, while Trollope launched his successful career partly by using fiction to analyze journalism’s growing influence in British society. Liddle argues that successful interpretation of the works of these and many other authors will be fully possible only when scholars learn to understand the journalistic genre forms with which mid-Victorian literary forms interacted and competed.

'It Is Never Too Late to Mend'

A Matter-of-Fact Romance
Author: Charles Reade
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780554435992
Category: History
Page: 432
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Black Hole of Auschwitz


Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745632416
Category: Religion
Page: 189
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A moving book that shows the care and conviction with which Primo Levi writes about the Holocaust, this work also shows the range of his interests and the skill, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity he brought to all his subjects.

Goethe Yearbook 14


Author: Simon J. Richter
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9781571133373
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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Focuses on childhood in the Age of Goethe, in addition to various other topics and works.

The Road of Excess

A History of Writers on Drugs
Author: Assistant Professor of English Marcus Boon,Marcus Boon,Boon Marcus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674009141
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 339
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From the antiquity of "Homer" to yesterday's "Naked Lunch, " writers have found inspiration in a world of the imagination tinged and transformed by drugs. Drawing on history, science, biography, literary analysis, and ethnography, Boon shows that the concept of drugs is interdisciplinary and reveals how connections between disciplines configure each drug's unique history. 12 illustrations.

The Making of a Physician


Author: Sheldon M D Facp Cohen
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456611054
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 163
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Are you contemplating a career in the medical field; an M.D., D.O., Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant? If so, let a former practicing physician guide you through his own career from incubation through fruition, through the good and the bad. Let him describe for you forty years of primary care medical practice through a period of breath-taking advance and change as medical care transitions into the future. The need is greater than ever and will require more than a few good men and women. The author encourages you to join this group, but only if prepared to work hard and understand that true satisfaction resides in what you can do for others. Sheldon Cohen M.D. FACP

My Future Is in America

Autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants
Author: Jocelyn Cohen,Daniel Soyer
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814717042
Category: Religion
Page: 329
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In 1942, YIVO held a contest for the best autobiography by a Jewish immigrant on the theme “Why I Left the Old Country and What I Have Accomplished in America.” Chosen from over two hundred entries, and translated from Yiddish, the nine life stories in My Future Is in America provide a compelling portrait of American Jewish life in the immigrant generation at the turn of the twentieth century. The writers arrived in America in every decade from the 1890s to the 1920s. They include manual workers, shopkeepers, housewives, communal activists, and professionals who came from all parts of Eastern Europe and ushered in a new era in American Jewish history. In their own words, the immigrant writers convey the complexities of the transition between the Old and New Worlds. An Introduction places the writings in historical and literary context, and annotations explain historical and cultural allusions made by the writers. This unique volume introduces readers to the complex world of Yiddish-speaking immigrants while at the same time elucidating important themes and topics of interest to those in immigration studies, ethnic studies, labor history, and literary studies. Published in conjunction with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Henry James

The Imagination of Genius, A Biography
Author: Fred Kaplan
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480409782
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 620
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A stunning biography of the magisterial author behind The Portrait of a Lady and The Ambassadors Henry James is an absorbing portrait of one of the most complex and influential nineteenth-century American writers. Fred Kaplan examines James’s brilliant and troubled family—from his brother, a famous psychologist, to his sister, who fought with mental illness—and charts its influence on the development of the artist and his work. The biography includes a fascinating account of James’s life as an American expatriate in Europe, and his friendships with Edith Wharton and Joseph Conrad. Compressing a wealth of research into one engrossing and richly detailed volume, Henry James is a compelling exploration of its subject.

Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late

My Story
Author: Oliver Holt,Kieron Dyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472249364
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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'Searingly honest' - Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph 'illuminating' - Martin Samuel, Daily Mail 'warts-and-all ... unsparing, honest' GQ magazine Kieron Dyer's memoir, Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late, is the first intimate and unsparing portrait of the failures and excesses of the generation of English footballers made rich beyond their wildest dreams by the post-1990 World Cup boom in the game and the explosion of the Premier League. It shares the same brutal honesty and self-awareness of the bestselling No Nonsense by Joey Barton and GoodFella by Craig Bellamy. In the public mind, Kieron Dyer came to symbolise so much of what was self-destructive about a group of football players known collectively as the 'Baby Bentley generation'. Nicknamed 'The King of Bling' by the tabloid press, Dyer was caught up in many of the scandals that characterised the history of a talented crop of players who promised so much and delivered so little, a generation whose wages and lavish lifestyles began to alienate them from the fans who once worshipped them. The brash young man is gone now, and in his place is the quiet, caring, wise man who was such a favourite on I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! in 2015. Dyer narrates, in uncompromising detail, how a generation of talented English footballers, taken out of working class childhoods and presented with a world of glitz, glamour, wealth and temptation, failed to cope with the riches that were presented to them and often fell apart. Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late is about a moment in time, a social and historical record of English football at the start of its gold rush. For Dyer, the end of the book brings a measure of personal redemption and peace but for the English game, there is only a lingering sense of waste and regret for an opportunity lost.