Origins of a Memoir/ Autobiography
I’ve read a lot of memoirs, autobiographies, personal essays, collected letters, and autobiographical novels in my life, but this is the first time I’ve studied the memoir/ autobiographical form as a genre. An interesting fact I learned right away was that the word...
An Overview of Kamla Das’s autobiography and her poems
Indian women poets writing in English from Toru Dutt to Kamala Das reveal the mind boggling variety of themes as well as style that poetry is capable of offering. It needs to be remembered that poetry written by women need not...
Pinar, W. (2011). “From autobiography to allegory”. In What is curriculum theory? New York
A Complicated Conversation with William Pinar: A Reader Response to “From Autobiography to Allegory”
Published: November 5, 2011
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William Pinar (2011):
Dept. of English
Penn State Abington, USA
The End of Autobiography, The Opening of Self-Representation
Autobiography, as we have know it, is finished, closed, over, dead, expired, deceased, gone to its reward, kaput. Apart from the fun of imitating the Monty...
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‘Boy;’ is Roald Dahl’s autobiography of childhood memories. He shares funny, unpleasant, and painful stories that left impressions on him for all hrs readers to enjoy. These short tales make me think that I may like to be his friend. He’s a loving, caring, family boy who’s mischievous and strong willed...
people of color who participated in the economic life of the colony.” Subsequently, Medley grew up in the Faubourg Marigny (a neighborhood down the river from the French Quarter); not very far away from where Homer Plessy lived. Medley attended St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, which was an all...
Autobiography of a Fish – Essay
I am a fish, very small and cute. At one time a long long ago, I used to live in the depths of a river but, as time passed by, my life has changed a lot. This new life that I am spending now, is just wonderful, and I like it immensely. However, life was never hard on...
blockade that shut down the South's normal trade; moves to take control of Kentucky and Tennessee; and using gunboats to gain control of the southern river system. Lincoln tried repeatedly to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond; each time a general failed, Lincoln substituted another, until finally...
In his Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin tells the reader that he never acquired the virtue of humility, although he did acquire the appearance of it. Many disagree with this statement and would conclude that, in reality as well as appearance, Franklin was a motivated person and his main goal in life...
AN EXAMPLE OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
I was born on a warm, sunny day in June in Sarasota, Florida. I still live in Sarasota, Florida, and I go to school at Booker High School. I live with my mom,Kate; my brother, Jake; and my Aunt Molly. When I was born, my bother was fifteen-months-old and hid under the...
Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes
I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.
I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.
But it was Cold in that water! It...
Ralph Ellison – 1930s & 40s, The Invisible Man
James Baldwin – novelist, Got Tell It on the Mountain
Booker T. Washington – 1856-1915, autobiography Up From Slavery – one of the most important work on the slavery from point of view of man who grow on the slavery farm.
Marcus Garvey – he wanted...
The Indian classics, especially the stories of Shravana and Maharaja Harishchandra, had a great impact on Gandhi in his childhood. Gandhi, in his autobiography, admits that it left an indelible impression on his mind. He writes: "It haunted me and I must have acted Harishchandra to myself times without...
Essay on the autobiography of a river
I am a river. I like to give you an account of my life. You may laugh to think what is the value of the autobiography of a river. You may laugh if you like. Men write their autobiographies. They have importance in their own way. I have importance...
birthplace given as near the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee; in Limestone Cove, Washington County, North Carolina; or in Hawkins County, Tennessee. A recreation of his birthplace cabin stands in Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park on the Nolichucky River near Limestone, Tennessee. His father's...
The river is a large stream of water. The river rises generally from a mountain or lake. At first several very narrow streams of water join together and form one larger stream. This stream gradually widens in its course. On its way, it is joined by other smaller rivers. They are called its tributaries...
Autobiography of a mouse
My name is Mickey. I am a mouse in America. I have many brothers and sisters. Our biggest enemy is man. We live in a hole in a woman’s house.
There is a dumb cat in the kitchen. Every time he gets a brother or sister of mine, he would be rewarded with a sardine....
states in his autobiography that his father "Jack" was "
endowed with the gift of blarney and the charm of a leprechaun
[and] was destined by God
to be a salesman.
constantly searching for a better life
we moved to wherever my father's ambition took him
" He also says in his autobiography that his nickname...
being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later (Yale University).
Scholars use primary source materials such as letters and diaries to write...
only a rough idea of how an autobiography should start; one can use a similar write up as an example of autobiography for college projects. Writing an autobiography is a huge effort and requires patience to put the facts and experiences in a proper manner. Autobiographies are detailed accounts of a person's...
Over the 10 weeks I have been learning about what an autobiography is and other things as well. (In my opinion, an autobiography entails someone’s life story from the time they can remember up until present day, and is written and edited by that person). During this course I was assigned...
the ones she feels towards St. John Rivers. Throughout the novel Brontë associates fire and passion with Rochester, and ice and detachment with St. John Rivers. There is a dichotomy between the heat of the fire and the cold of the ice, showing that Rochester and Rivers are both opposites of each other.
arrangement, since you must carefully choose the details that best depict your setting and observations.
No autobiography can ever be truly comprehensive. Like all art, writing an autobiography requires the careful selection and arrangement of materials. In a sense, by selecting and arranging autobiographical...
I am a river. I like to give you an account of my life. You may laugh to think what is the value of the autobiography of a river. You may laugh if you like. Men write their autobiographies. They have importance in their own way. I have importance in my own way.
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little money, was taken on board privately, and as we had a fair wind, in three days I found myself in New York, near 300 miles from home. (The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin) From those beginnings he worked his way up to being a successful printer, a talented inventor and a Founding Father of America...
▪ The Woman on Platform 8
▪ The Eyes Have It
▪ Cricket for the Crocodile
▪ The Blue Umbrella
▪ Ghost Trouble
▪ Angry River
▪ Dust on the Mountain
▪ A Guardian Angel
▪ The Photograph
▪ Death of a Familiar
▪ The Coral Tree
▪ The Kite Maker
▪ The Window
influence how much a work a river can do (25)
The work that a river does is erosion, transportation and deposition. The amount of work a river can do is dependent on the energy it has and this energy is determined by many factors. The study of water flow in a river channel is known as hydraulics...
“Twelve Years a Slave”
In the spectacular autobiography, “Twelve Years a Slave” written by Solomon Northup, the author was a free, black, married, educated man, skilled as a musician, farmer, and carpenter. He was living in Saratoga Springs, New York, when two white men approached him with a job offer...
Digital Archive –
A large collection of this Asian American writers works
7) Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive –
Includes Chinese American, Japanese American, and Filipino...
Hands of an Angry God”; Images or Shadows of Divine Things
The Age of Reason and Revolution (1750-1800)
15) Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790): The Autobiography; satirical, scientific, political essays
• 16) Michel-Guillaume de Crévecoeur (1735-1813): Letters from an American Farmer
Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 as Marguerite Johnson. She is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. Maya is a great autobiography writer, poet and writer of plays. She is also a producer, director, actor, performer, and singer. She spent her babyhood in California, however, after her parents divorced...
worked at Vogue for two years, marking the start of her career as a writer.
While working at Vogue she wrote and published her first novel, Run River. Even though the novel had favorable reviews, the novel was not a big hit in the bookstore mainly because the readers were not aware of Didion and was...
Historian. He was raised from an early age by his widowed Calvinist mother and attended Edinburgh University. His self-description in his five-page autobiography holds to be quite honest, “a man of mild Dispositions, of Command of Temper, of an open, social, and cheerful Humour, capable of Attachment, but...
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A RIVER.
I am river. I was born a long time ago in an ambiguous region in a mountain. I am combination
of several streams. From the day I was born I was restless to move on and travel to unknown
regions. Thus, I was bubbling with life and vigour, ready to overcome any obstacle that...
Bama is the pen-name of a Tamil Dalit woman, from a Roman Catholic family. She has published three main works: an autobiography, Karukku, 1992; a novel, Sangati, 1994; and a collection of short stories, Kisumbukkaran 1996.
Karukku means palmyra leaves, which, with their serrated edges on both sides...
The speed and volume of a river varies from place to place along a river's course because of many reasons. In the upper course, the volume of water is low as there are few tributaries. In comparison, the volume of water in the middle course is higher as there are more tributaries...
Absolute Truth in Autobiography: Does it Exist?
The recent discovery of lies and deception in James Frey's memoir A Million Little Pieces has literary critics and common readers alike looking more closely at nonfiction writers. Some authors, such as Maxine Hong Kingston and Augusten Burroughs have...
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Thesedays the linking of rivers in India is a catchword due to the notion that it has the capacity to control the flood. Since last one decade the subject was under national debate whether to adopt this measure for flood control...
In this essay I will talk about a book I have recently read it is the autobiography of Gregor Townsend it is called “Gregor Townsend Talk of the Toony”. It is his life story from the first time he picked up a rugby ball to his controversial opinions on where the SRU has gone wrong. I will also be talking...
The Impact of Teachers’ Autobiographies on Teaching Practice by Diana Norma Szokolyai, Ed.M, M.A.
The more I thought about the impact of teachers’ autobiographies on their practice and the question of how the understanding of teacher autobiography might influence the way we design...
“sort of talk that Hitler fed the Germans and in my opinion it is positively dangerous because it fools the people.”
Huey published his autobiography Every Man a King in October 1933, and then began publishing another named, My First Days in the White House. This book was published after he died...
Essay on the autobiography of a riverIntroductionI am a river. I like to give you an account of my life. You may laugh to think what is the value of the autobiography of a river. You may laugh if you like. Men write their autobiographies. They have importance in their own way. I have importance in my...
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Ethical Autobiography: Part One
Although I am not old or famous enough to write a great autobiography, I am going to tell you about the first twenty six years of my short life. In this ethical autobiography, I will attempt to write a story of my life thus far...
history's oldest craniopagus twins, joined at the head by a spot the size of a bread plate. When Rose, the bookish sister, sets out to write her autobiography, it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby, the beautiful one. From their awkward first steps; Ruby's arm curled...
“Two Ways of Viewing the River” by Mark Twain: Response Paper
“Two Ways of Viewing the River” is a short excerpt from Mark Twain’s autobiography that compares and contrasts Twain’s point of view as a Mississippi River boat pilot. In my opinion these few paragraphs are pitch perfect as well as technically...
even the press. Eventually these small pieces of information are recorded and used in many different forms of literature; including textbooks, autobiographies, and even novels. History sets the era, location, and other essential details to the characters background and gives an idea of what the author...
Describe and explain the changes that take place in the land use of the River Tees drainage basin
The River Tees is located in North East England. Its source can be found in the moorland area of Cumbria, in the Pennine Hills which receives an average annual rainfall of 1200mm. The source is about...
Norman Mclean's A River Runs Through It explores many feelings and experiences of one "turn of the century" family in Missoula, Montana. In both the movie, directed by Robert Redford, and the original work of fiction we follow the Mcleans through their joys and sorrows. However, the names of the characters...
amputate his own right arm with a dull pocketknife in order to free himself from a dislodged boulder.
The incident is documented in Ralston's autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and is the subject of the 2010 film 127 Hours.
Ralston is a graduate of Cherry Creek...
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Comment on the significance of autobiography in Brideshead Revisited
As a bildungsroman, it is impossible to overlook the significance of autobiography of both narrator and author in Brideshead Revisited. In terms of narrator, the fact that the novel is a compilation of “the sacred and profane memories...
adulthood and maturity. What is also discovered throughout the reading is that he stopped work on his autobiography and chose to write this novel instead, which turns out to be a fictional autobiography of Dickens' life, not just David's. This of course raises the question of whether he meant for this...
THE RIVER OF HEAVEN based on Rev. 22:1-2
By Glenn Pease
Kipling's book, Kim, has been called the greatest story of a river that has ever been written. According to Buddhist tradition, Buddha shot an arrow into the air, and where it fell, a river sprang up. The river was sacred, and whoever...
I was born in Huntsville, Alabama on July 3rd, 1995. My parents at the time were in the Army at the time and so we moved around a lot. We lived in Huntsville for about a year and then moved to Kaiserslautern, Germany. While living there my family and I visited places such as Paris, Rome...
A River Runs Through It: God, Fishing, and Montana
A River Runs Through It is one of my personal favorite stories. I have read the book and watched the movie before in high school, and loved them then. I have also watched the movie with my grandmother several times. We both like the narration by Robert...
more than just a movement from one place to another. It is about learning and growth.”
This statement is shown in our focus text Lionheart, an autobiography by Jesse Martin and in two related texts, Cats in the Cradle, song lyrics by Cat Stevens and the song 100 years, composed by the band, Five for...
In both the autobiographies of Olaudah Equiano and Benjamin Franklin the concept of social mobility as a whole is important as an underlining theme. However their accounts are accurate only in their portrayal of the hardships faced by Africans in the colonies and of the mediocrity that overwhelmed those...
An autobiography of a Quiet Person
MY name is ------------, let me tell you a bit about myself, I was born
August 22th, 1994 in Abu Dhabi. Currently I live Old Ras Al Khaimah. I have
a small family. We are five members in all: my parents, my sister...
Mark Twain’s “Two Ways of Viewing The River”
Mark Twain “Two Ways of Viewing the River “ is his view of ceasing to note the beauty of the river while steam boating, implying that once you have learned certain practices, they become...