Section II, entitled Leaving the Family, features the autobiographical expression of two twentieth-century Italian autobiographers
However fissured South African society remains, the suggestion that local autobiographers
are addressing in their life-histories a multifarious collection of compatriots is a strong impression one gets from exploring the last decade's output in this field.
And also how complicit we've become with publishers, not expecting autobiographers
to waste their time grappling to express themselves memorably, when some unknown hack can do it.
She then explores various feminine models of autobiographical writings, from Jeanne Guyon to Manon Roland, stressing the obstacles women autobiographers
faced in nineteenth-century France.
Using the biographies, the speeches, and, in de Gaulle's case, his memoirs and other writings, Lloyd assesses the different ways in which Petain and de Gaulle represented their personal relation to France, to French values and the French people; diarists and autobiographers
are chosen, including Paul Reynaud, the former Prime Minister who ended the war detained in Austria, Leon Werth, and Benoite and Flora Groult, to give a different perspective on the complex relations between private concerns and public discourse.
Readers should also use the general index, as some autobiographers
are covered in collective entries (e.
In a number of chapters, Grubgeld focuses on issues in the writings of female autobiographers
, including "the daughter and her patrimony" (the female descendant's curious relationship to her ancestry), and "matrophobia" (the lack of attention to mothers and, when the author is herself a mother, the lack of attention to the author's own children).
This is why many of the most influential autobiographers
(such as Christopher Isherwood) have searched for ways to take an objective narrative stance on their lives, and have tried to see their past selves as strangers, which indeed they are in most respects.
Described by Sheridan Morley as 'a Welsh wizard of an actor, intelligent and uncanny, who also happened to be one of the best dramatists and autobiographers
of his time', Williams was born in Flintshire and educated at Holywell High School before winning a scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford.
Even serious autobiographers
often write more about what they think about this or that event rather than describing the actual events.
The accomplished biographers or autobiographers
(Churchill comes to mind) have a talent for objectifying their times.
The lucidity of Jerry's approach to literature is evident in his energetic refusal to let "theory of autobiography" efface the actual lives and particular words of his autobiographers
discovered a new world of adventure, liberation, and escape in reading.
The danger for all diarists, or autobiographers
, is to select material for its immediate relevance to the central character.
Moody points out that "[spiritual] autobiographers
generally assume their lives to be in some way exemplary or representative and worthy of readership" (27).