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The act of authorship for artisan was private and personal and also social and public, a deeply rooted ambivalence that permitted artisan autobiographers "to speak at the same time for themselves and for others" (237).
Of course, I do not mean to suggest that Gibbon's Memoirs is the only model for nineteenth-century British autobiographers.
With a self called to witness its own being, the traditional view of autobiography is grounded in the unique authority of the autobiographer over her/his life story.
Just as the autobiographer constructs the preconverted self in order to absolve it, the post-demotic author constructs a character in order to convert it, and in the process to show that conversion is possible.
As the first of its kind, African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook is an earnest effort, but to be of enduring value as a reference, the major gaps in the roster of African American autobiographers it includes must be corrected in subsequent editions.
The book's second index classifies the autobiographers under the fields and descriptive terms established in the first (chronological) index.
Bunyan distinguishes himself from his otherwise "unremembered class" of spiritual autobiographers who follow the stages set by Luther's paradigm by fathoming the psychological as well as theological tradition to which he is heir.
Although Maynes addresses issues of gender masterfully, her schema raises, but does not allow her to answer with any depth, how one might understand the construction of female working-class identity, for female autobiographers numbered few in either the "successful" or "militant" categories.
Both autobiographers receive their first lesson in Jim Crow when they get caught between a white gang and a ferocious mother.
As one would expect, many autobiographers specifically mention that they were subjected to severe discipline when it came to work.
Desiring to join with a community, Victorian autobiographers repress Romantic self-consciousness only to end up affirming their isolation.
Like other African American autobiographers after the Civil War when the antislavery issue had become obsolete, Singleton stressed the contributions made by his race to the nation and sought to convince whites that former slaves were entirely capable of performing the responsibilities of citizenship.
Sherwood, Yonge's reminiscences of her childhood, Harriet Martineau's and Elizabeth Sewell's autobiographies--appeared after the writers' deaths, and some were uncompleted and/or not originally written for publication, strengthening Brown's argument that woman autobiographers felt a need "to play down their successes" in order to avoid "accusations of egotism and neglect of home duties" (114).
In the nonfiction of this same period, a few autobiographers told of generational conflicts, mostly conflicts of outlook as in Turgenev's Fathers and Sons: thus Ibsen's disciple Edmund Gosse with novelistic flourish in his Father and Son (1907).
Probably because he is a scholar of literary narrative, Michael Awkward is more forthcoming than most autobiographers are about the goals and strategies of his new memoir, Scenes of Instruction.