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 charming memoir by A. A. Milne, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, divided into seven stages of his life: child, schoolboy, undergraduate, freelance, assistant editor, amateur soldier, and author.

It's too late now

the autobiography of a writer
Author: Alan Alexander Milne
Publisher: N.A
Page: 248
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Before It's Too Late

Alzheimer's: Return of Childhood Emotions
Author: Jane A. McAllister
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781449026479
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 204
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At the present time there are 5.3 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimers, and by 2010 nearly half a million new cases will be added each year. Data indicate that 70% of Alzheimers patients are cared for at home. Current studies of Alzheimers raise the possibility that early life traumas may be influential in the development of the disease. There is evidence that chronic psychological stress is associated with a nearly three fold increased risk of the illness. Family members and caregivers of Alzheimers patients, health professionals, and all who are concerned about the dramatic increase of the illness are interested in information which brings a greater depth to understanding those afflicted with Alzheimers. This book is autobiographical, and thus becomes an Alzheimers story. It is the story of an emotionally isolated childhood, an unproductive education, and an unhappy first marriage. My deliverance came in the sustaining love of a second marriage and a rewarding life with my psychiatrist husband. But now I have an illness that threatens the life restored and attempts to pummel me back into the depths of those earlier years. Since the onset of Alzheimers six years ago, the memories of my early years now return not just as thoughts but as feelings, and they leave a defining imprint on the symptoms of my Alzheimers. These symptoms include unreasoned resentment, desperate feelings of isolation, periods of profound embarrassment and humiliation, inexplicable and uncontrollable anger, recurring perceptions of personal guilt and inadequacy. All of these currently darken my days and threaten my desire to live. These are the same emotions that colored the earlier years of my life. Now the raging emotions return, and the emotional incontinence of Alzheimers puts my peace, my love, indeed my life once again in jeopardy.

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

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
Page: 149
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The Blaze of Obscurity

Unreliable Memoirs V
Author: Clive James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033051525X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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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: 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.

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.

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.

The Making of a Physician

Author: Sheldon M D Facp Cohen
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.

The Border Crossed Us

Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latina/o Identity
Author: Josue David Cisneros
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318127
Category: History
Page: 229
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The Border Crossed Us explores efforts to restrict and expand notions of US citizenship as they relate specifically to the US-Mexico border and Latina/o identity. Borders and citizenship go hand in hand. Borders define a nation as a territorial entity and create the parameters for national belonging. But the relationship between borders and citizenship breeds perpetual anxiety over the purported sanctity of the border, the security of a nation, and the integrity of civic identity. In The Border Crossed Us, Josue David Cisneros addresses these themes as they relate to the US-Mexico border, arguing that issues ranging from the Mexican-American War of 1846–1848 to contemporary debates about Latina/o immigration and border security are negotiated rhetorically through public discourse. He explores these rhetorical battles through case studies of specific Latina/o struggles for civil rights and citizenship, including debates about Mexican American citizenship in the 1849 California Constitutional Convention, 1960s Chicana/o civil rights movements, and modern-day immigrant activism. Cisneros posits that borders—both geographic and civic—have crossed and recrossed Latina/o communities throughout history (the book’s title derives from the popular activist chant, “We didn’t cross the border; the border crossed us!”) and that Latina/os in the United States have long contributed to, struggled with, and sought to cross or challenge the borders of belonging, including race, culture, language, and gender. The Border Crossed Us illuminates the enduring significance and evolution of US borders and citizenship, and provides programmatic and theoretical suggestions for the continued study of these critical issues.