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Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
$268.96

‘I am aware that, once my pen intervenes, I can make whatever I like out of what I was.’ Paul Valï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ry, Moi. Modernism is often characterized as a movement of impersonality; a rejection of auto/biography. But most of the major works of European modernism and postmodernism engage in very profound and central ways with questions about life-writing. Max Saunders explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930sexperimented with forms of life-writing – biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal – increasingly for the purposes of fiction. He identifies a wave of new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century and uses the term ‘autobiografiction’ – discovered in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 – to provide a freshperspective on turn-of-the-century literature, and to propose a radically new literary history of Modernism. Saunders offers a taxonomy of the extraordinary variety of experiments with life-writing, demonstrating how they arose in the nineteenth century as the pressures of secularization and psychological theory disturbed the categories of biography and autobiography, in works by authors such as Pater, Ruskin, Proust, ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, and A.C. Benson. He goes on to look at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, juxtaposing detailed and vivacious readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, with explorations of the work of other authors – including H.G. Wells, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis – whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking. The book concludes with a consideration of the afterlife of these fascinating experiments in the postmodern literature of Nabokov, Lessing, and Byatt. Self Impression sheds light on a number of significant but under-theorized issues; the meanings of ‘autobiographical’, the generic implications of literary autobiography, and the intrigu

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$109.61

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$79.69

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$77.23

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$74.62

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
$70.29

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
$50.17

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

D.H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912 1922: The Cambridge Biography of D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912 1922: The Cambridge Biography of D.H. Lawrence
$48.45

This second volume of the acclaimed Cambridge biography of D.H. Lawrence covers the years 1912-22, the period in which he forged his reputation as one of the greatest and most controversial writers of the twentieth century. The story opens as the twenty-six-year-old Lawrence travels to Germany with Frieda Weekley, the wife of a university professor and mother of three small children. In his baggage on that prosaic cross-channel ferry was a draft of Sons and Lovers, the first of a group of novels with which Lawrence was to revolutionize English fiction over the next decade. This meticulously researched volume opens a new perspective on the central period of Lawrence’s life and literary career. Drawing on memoirs, oral recollections, and unpublished manuscript material, it deals squarely with the vexing issue of Lawrence and Frieda’s personal relations-issues that have more often been gossiped about than scrupulously examined. Above all it reveals the triumph of Lawrence’s art during a decade of extraordinary trials in which, against all reasonable odds, the coal-miner’s son established himself as the most innovative and notorious novelist of his generation.

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
$41.68

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$41.19

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Memoirs of Mrs Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors

Memoirs of Mrs Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors
$40.99

Published in 1827, this two-volume work by the playwright and biographer James Boaden (17621839) is a sprightly portrayal of the acclaimed actress Sarah Siddons (17551831). Closely collaborating with his subject, Boaden (whose memoir of Dorothy Jordan is also reissued in this series) was able to establish himself as an authoritative biographer, preferred over others for his intellect and wealth of anecdotes from a lifetime spent within the theatrical world. Arguably the greatest tragic actress of her age, Siddons broke new ground in the reactions she provoked in audiences and in the social legitimisation of the English stage. Containing vivid descriptions of performances, this work details the acting style of Siddons and the inner workings of the theatrical community. Volume 1 discusses the idea of biographies of notable women, the history of the theatre and the life and career of Siddons up to her triumphant return to Drury Lane in 1782.

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)
$40.00

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

George Santayana (Ppr)

George Santayana (Ppr)
$37.07

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has revived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick’s 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure’s life and thought in the detail they deserve. Santayana’s life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell. Predominant in Santayana’s life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.

Who I Am: A Memoir

Who I Am: A Memoir
$32.50

Long acknowledged as one of rock music’s most intelligent and literary performers, Pete Townshend—guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Who—at last tells his wild story in this candid and immersive autobiography.Raised in west London by an eccentric grandmother, while his parents were off living the early post-war, rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, Townshend describes a frenetic childhood of displacement and abuse. Then, in high school, everything changed when he met Roger Daltrey and formed a band that would travel the world, earning fame, fortune and critical acclaim. In Who I Am, Townshend brings us from the inner sanctum of Eric Clapton’s drug-ridden hotel rooms to the feet of Jimi Hendrix and his electric kool-aid guitar; from the first trial performance of Townshend’s rock opera, Tommy, in a London bar to his infamous arrest (and acquittal) on child pornography charges.With his trademark eloquence, fierce intelligence and brutal honesty, Pete Townshend has created a work of literature that stands as a primary source for popular music’s greatest epoch. Readers will be confronted by a man laying bare who he is, an artist who has asked for nearly sixty years: who are you?

Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace
$30.00

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestseller.For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
$30.00

On 14 February 1989, Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini, guilty of having written The Satanic Verses, a book ‘against Islam’. In this memoir he tells the story of the nine years that followed, describing his life as a writer forced underground, moving from house to house, always with an armed police protection team, struggling to be free of the fatwa and living under another name – Joseph Anton.

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
$28.95

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2―a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
$268.96

‘I am aware that, once my pen intervenes, I can make whatever I like out of what I was.’ Paul Valï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ry, Moi. Modernism is often characterized as a movement of impersonality; a rejection of auto/biography. But most of the major works of European modernism and postmodernism engage in very profound and central ways with questions about life-writing. Max Saunders explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930sexperimented with forms of life-writing – biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal – increasingly for the purposes of fiction. He identifies a wave of new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century and uses the term ‘autobiografiction’ – discovered in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 – to provide a freshperspective on turn-of-the-century literature, and to propose a radically new literary history of Modernism. Saunders offers a taxonomy of the extraordinary variety of experiments with life-writing, demonstrating how they arose in the nineteenth century as the pressures of secularization and psychological theory disturbed the categories of biography and autobiography, in works by authors such as Pater, Ruskin, Proust, ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, and A.C. Benson. He goes on to look at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, juxtaposing detailed and vivacious readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, with explorations of the work of other authors – including H.G. Wells, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis – whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking. The book concludes with a consideration of the afterlife of these fascinating experiments in the postmodern literature of Nabokov, Lessing, and Byatt. Self Impression sheds light on a number of significant but under-theorized issues; the meanings of ‘autobiographical’, the generic implications of literary autobiography, and the intrigu

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$109.61

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$79.69

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$77.23

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$74.62

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
$70.29

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
$50.17

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

D.H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912 1922: The Cambridge Biography of D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912 1922: The Cambridge Biography of D.H. Lawrence
$48.45

This second volume of the acclaimed Cambridge biography of D.H. Lawrence covers the years 1912-22, the period in which he forged his reputation as one of the greatest and most controversial writers of the twentieth century. The story opens as the twenty-six-year-old Lawrence travels to Germany with Frieda Weekley, the wife of a university professor and mother of three small children. In his baggage on that prosaic cross-channel ferry was a draft of Sons and Lovers, the first of a group of novels with which Lawrence was to revolutionize English fiction over the next decade. This meticulously researched volume opens a new perspective on the central period of Lawrence’s life and literary career. Drawing on memoirs, oral recollections, and unpublished manuscript material, it deals squarely with the vexing issue of Lawrence and Frieda’s personal relations-issues that have more often been gossiped about than scrupulously examined. Above all it reveals the triumph of Lawrence’s art during a decade of extraordinary trials in which, against all reasonable odds, the coal-miner’s son established himself as the most innovative and notorious novelist of his generation.

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
$41.68

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$41.19

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Memoirs of Mrs Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors

Memoirs of Mrs Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors
$40.99

Published in 1827, this two-volume work by the playwright and biographer James Boaden (17621839) is a sprightly portrayal of the acclaimed actress Sarah Siddons (17551831). Closely collaborating with his subject, Boaden (whose memoir of Dorothy Jordan is also reissued in this series) was able to establish himself as an authoritative biographer, preferred over others for his intellect and wealth of anecdotes from a lifetime spent within the theatrical world. Arguably the greatest tragic actress of her age, Siddons broke new ground in the reactions she provoked in audiences and in the social legitimisation of the English stage. Containing vivid descriptions of performances, this work details the acting style of Siddons and the inner workings of the theatrical community. Volume 1 discusses the idea of biographies of notable women, the history of the theatre and the life and career of Siddons up to her triumphant return to Drury Lane in 1782.

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)
$40.00

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

George Santayana (Ppr)

George Santayana (Ppr)
$37.07

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has revived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick’s 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure’s life and thought in the detail they deserve. Santayana’s life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell. Predominant in Santayana’s life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.

Who I Am: A Memoir

Who I Am: A Memoir
$32.50

Long acknowledged as one of rock music’s most intelligent and literary performers, Pete Townshend—guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Who—at last tells his wild story in this candid and immersive autobiography.Raised in west London by an eccentric grandmother, while his parents were off living the early post-war, rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, Townshend describes a frenetic childhood of displacement and abuse. Then, in high school, everything changed when he met Roger Daltrey and formed a band that would travel the world, earning fame, fortune and critical acclaim. In Who I Am, Townshend brings us from the inner sanctum of Eric Clapton’s drug-ridden hotel rooms to the feet of Jimi Hendrix and his electric kool-aid guitar; from the first trial performance of Townshend’s rock opera, Tommy, in a London bar to his infamous arrest (and acquittal) on child pornography charges.With his trademark eloquence, fierce intelligence and brutal honesty, Pete Townshend has created a work of literature that stands as a primary source for popular music’s greatest epoch. Readers will be confronted by a man laying bare who he is, an artist who has asked for nearly sixty years: who are you?

Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace
$30.00

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestseller.For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
$30.00

On 14 February 1989, Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini, guilty of having written The Satanic Verses, a book ‘against Islam’. In this memoir he tells the story of the nine years that followed, describing his life as a writer forced underground, moving from house to house, always with an armed police protection team, struggling to be free of the fatwa and living under another name – Joseph Anton.

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
$28.95

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2―a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
$268.96

‘I am aware that, once my pen intervenes, I can make whatever I like out of what I was.’ Paul Valï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ry, Moi. Modernism is often characterized as a movement of impersonality; a rejection of auto/biography. But most of the major works of European modernism and postmodernism engage in very profound and central ways with questions about life-writing. Max Saunders explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930sexperimented with forms of life-writing – biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal – increasingly for the purposes of fiction. He identifies a wave of new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century and uses the term ‘autobiografiction’ – discovered in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 – to provide a freshperspective on turn-of-the-century literature, and to propose a radically new literary history of Modernism. Saunders offers a taxonomy of the extraordinary variety of experiments with life-writing, demonstrating how they arose in the nineteenth century as the pressures of secularization and psychological theory disturbed the categories of biography and autobiography, in works by authors such as Pater, Ruskin, Proust, ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, and A.C. Benson. He goes on to look at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, juxtaposing detailed and vivacious readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, with explorations of the work of other authors – including H.G. Wells, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis – whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking. The book concludes with a consideration of the afterlife of these fascinating experiments in the postmodern literature of Nabokov, Lessing, and Byatt. Self Impression sheds light on a number of significant but under-theorized issues; the meanings of ‘autobiographical’, the generic implications of literary autobiography, and the intrigu

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$109.61

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$79.69

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$77.23

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$74.62

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
$70.29

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
$50.17

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

D.H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912 1922: The Cambridge Biography of D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912 1922: The Cambridge Biography of D.H. Lawrence
$48.45

This second volume of the acclaimed Cambridge biography of D.H. Lawrence covers the years 1912-22, the period in which he forged his reputation as one of the greatest and most controversial writers of the twentieth century. The story opens as the twenty-six-year-old Lawrence travels to Germany with Frieda Weekley, the wife of a university professor and mother of three small children. In his baggage on that prosaic cross-channel ferry was a draft of Sons and Lovers, the first of a group of novels with which Lawrence was to revolutionize English fiction over the next decade. This meticulously researched volume opens a new perspective on the central period of Lawrence’s life and literary career. Drawing on memoirs, oral recollections, and unpublished manuscript material, it deals squarely with the vexing issue of Lawrence and Frieda’s personal relations-issues that have more often been gossiped about than scrupulously examined. Above all it reveals the triumph of Lawrence’s art during a decade of extraordinary trials in which, against all reasonable odds, the coal-miner’s son established himself as the most innovative and notorious novelist of his generation.

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
$41.68

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$41.19

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Memoirs of Mrs Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors

Memoirs of Mrs Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors
$40.99

Published in 1827, this two-volume work by the playwright and biographer James Boaden (17621839) is a sprightly portrayal of the acclaimed actress Sarah Siddons (17551831). Closely collaborating with his subject, Boaden (whose memoir of Dorothy Jordan is also reissued in this series) was able to establish himself as an authoritative biographer, preferred over others for his intellect and wealth of anecdotes from a lifetime spent within the theatrical world. Arguably the greatest tragic actress of her age, Siddons broke new ground in the reactions she provoked in audiences and in the social legitimisation of the English stage. Containing vivid descriptions of performances, this work details the acting style of Siddons and the inner workings of the theatrical community. Volume 1 discusses the idea of biographies of notable women, the history of the theatre and the life and career of Siddons up to her triumphant return to Drury Lane in 1782.

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)
$40.00

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

George Santayana (Ppr)

George Santayana (Ppr)
$37.07

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has revived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick’s 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure’s life and thought in the detail they deserve. Santayana’s life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell. Predominant in Santayana’s life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.

Who I Am: A Memoir

Who I Am: A Memoir
$32.50

Long acknowledged as one of rock music’s most intelligent and literary performers, Pete Townshend—guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Who—at last tells his wild story in this candid and immersive autobiography.Raised in west London by an eccentric grandmother, while his parents were off living the early post-war, rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, Townshend describes a frenetic childhood of displacement and abuse. Then, in high school, everything changed when he met Roger Daltrey and formed a band that would travel the world, earning fame, fortune and critical acclaim. In Who I Am, Townshend brings us from the inner sanctum of Eric Clapton’s drug-ridden hotel rooms to the feet of Jimi Hendrix and his electric kool-aid guitar; from the first trial performance of Townshend’s rock opera, Tommy, in a London bar to his infamous arrest (and acquittal) on child pornography charges.With his trademark eloquence, fierce intelligence and brutal honesty, Pete Townshend has created a work of literature that stands as a primary source for popular music’s greatest epoch. Readers will be confronted by a man laying bare who he is, an artist who has asked for nearly sixty years: who are you?

Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace
$30.00

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestseller.For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
$30.00

On 14 February 1989, Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini, guilty of having written The Satanic Verses, a book ‘against Islam’. In this memoir he tells the story of the nine years that followed, describing his life as a writer forced underground, moving from house to house, always with an armed police protection team, struggling to be free of the fatwa and living under another name – Joseph Anton.

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
$28.95

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2―a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

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Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
$268.96

‘I am aware that, once my pen intervenes, I can make whatever I like out of what I was.’ Paul Valï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ry, Moi. Modernism is often characterized as a movement of impersonality; a rejection of auto/biography. But most of the major works of European modernism and postmodernism engage in very profound and central ways with questions about life-writing. Max Saunders explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930sexperimented with forms of life-writing – biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal – increasingly for the purposes of fiction. He identifies a wave of new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century and uses the term ‘autobiografiction’ – discovered in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 – to provide a freshperspective on turn-of-the-century literature, and to propose a radically new literary history of Modernism. Saunders offers a taxonomy of the extraordinary variety of experiments with life-writing, demonstrating how they arose in the nineteenth century as the pressures of secularization and psychological theory disturbed the categories of biography and autobiography, in works by authors such as Pater, Ruskin, Proust, ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, and A.C. Benson. He goes on to look at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, juxtaposing detailed and vivacious readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, with explorations of the work of other authors – including H.G. Wells, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis – whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking. The book concludes with a consideration of the afterlife of these fascinating experiments in the postmodern literature of Nabokov, Lessing, and Byatt. Self Impression sheds light on a number of significant but under-theorized issues; the meanings of ‘autobiographical’, the generic implications of literary autobiography, and the intrigu

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$109.61

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$79.69

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$77.23

Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$74.62

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
$70.29

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
$50.17

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

D.H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912 1922: The Cambridge Biography of D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence: Triumph to Exile 1912 1922: The Cambridge Biography of D.H. Lawrence
$48.45

This second volume of the acclaimed Cambridge biography of D.H. Lawrence covers the years 1912-22, the period in which he forged his reputation as one of the greatest and most controversial writers of the twentieth century. The story opens as the twenty-six-year-old Lawrence travels to Germany with Frieda Weekley, the wife of a university professor and mother of three small children. In his baggage on that prosaic cross-channel ferry was a draft of Sons and Lovers, the first of a group of novels with which Lawrence was to revolutionize English fiction over the next decade. This meticulously researched volume opens a new perspective on the central period of Lawrence’s life and literary career. Drawing on memoirs, oral recollections, and unpublished manuscript material, it deals squarely with the vexing issue of Lawrence and Frieda’s personal relations-issues that have more often been gossiped about than scrupulously examined. Above all it reveals the triumph of Lawrence’s art during a decade of extraordinary trials in which, against all reasonable odds, the coal-miner’s son established himself as the most innovative and notorious novelist of his generation.

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
$41.68

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
$41.19

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)

Memoirs of Mrs Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors

Memoirs of Mrs Siddons: Interspersed with Anecdotes of Authors and Actors
$40.99

Published in 1827, this two-volume work by the playwright and biographer James Boaden (17621839) is a sprightly portrayal of the acclaimed actress Sarah Siddons (17551831). Closely collaborating with his subject, Boaden (whose memoir of Dorothy Jordan is also reissued in this series) was able to establish himself as an authoritative biographer, preferred over others for his intellect and wealth of anecdotes from a lifetime spent within the theatrical world. Arguably the greatest tragic actress of her age, Siddons broke new ground in the reactions she provoked in audiences and in the social legitimisation of the English stage. Containing vivid descriptions of performances, this work details the acting style of Siddons and the inner workings of the theatrical community. Volume 1 discusses the idea of biographies of notable women, the history of the theatre and the life and career of Siddons up to her triumphant return to Drury Lane in 1782.

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)
$40.00

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

George Santayana (Ppr)

George Santayana (Ppr)
$37.07

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has revived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick’s 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure’s life and thought in the detail they deserve. Santayana’s life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell. Predominant in Santayana’s life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.

Who I Am: A Memoir

Who I Am: A Memoir
$32.50

Long acknowledged as one of rock music’s most intelligent and literary performers, Pete Townshend—guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Who—at last tells his wild story in this candid and immersive autobiography.Raised in west London by an eccentric grandmother, while his parents were off living the early post-war, rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, Townshend describes a frenetic childhood of displacement and abuse. Then, in high school, everything changed when he met Roger Daltrey and formed a band that would travel the world, earning fame, fortune and critical acclaim. In Who I Am, Townshend brings us from the inner sanctum of Eric Clapton’s drug-ridden hotel rooms to the feet of Jimi Hendrix and his electric kool-aid guitar; from the first trial performance of Townshend’s rock opera, Tommy, in a London bar to his infamous arrest (and acquittal) on child pornography charges.With his trademark eloquence, fierce intelligence and brutal honesty, Pete Townshend has created a work of literature that stands as a primary source for popular music’s greatest epoch. Readers will be confronted by a man laying bare who he is, an artist who has asked for nearly sixty years: who are you?

Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace
$30.00

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestseller.For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
$30.00

On 14 February 1989, Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini, guilty of having written The Satanic Verses, a book ‘against Islam’. In this memoir he tells the story of the nine years that followed, describing his life as a writer forced underground, moving from house to house, always with an armed police protection team, struggling to be free of the fatwa and living under another name – Joseph Anton.

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
$28.95

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2―a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.


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