Subject Area: Autobiography

Academic Memoirs - Essays in Literary Criticism for American and British Literatures
2003 0-7734-6681-9
This series of essays in literary criticism cover almost forty years of Dr. Morrow’s work. The initial section is British literature, followed by American literature, including work on Hawthorne, Dos Passos, Frost, Bret Harte, and Catch-22. The book also contains essays on South Pacific possibilities, and concludes with a discussion of the author’s seventeen-year battle with Multiple Sclerosisand the challenge of continuing to teach.

An Autobiographical Bibliography of Percussion Music
2006 0-7734-5970-7
Methodology in this interdisciplinary study incorporated viewing more than two hundred periodicals in University Library in the Learning Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, during the first three months of 2005. Thus, references taken involve that time frame or in the recent past.

The author started at the beginning of the alphabet; that is, periodicals with titles starting with the letter “A,” and went to the letter “J,” whose publications for the most part started with the title word “Journal.” This encompassed well over two hundred bibliographic entries in the book and research notes, adding annotations that often include author memoirs.

The result is an interdisciplinary view of percussion music. Many authors, editors and articles are cited, in a number of different fields, i.e. sociology, anthropology, health, physical and social sciences, natural resources, and the humanities. The author of this book has made an effort not to replicate the original works, but simply to use them as a stepping stone to further discussion. Therefore, both the bibliography and the associated references are important to the subject.

The reader is invited to attend this tour of the periodical collection, and to enjoy its diversity, variety, threads of similarity, personal and professional memoirs that are related to the subject at hand, and to discover all the wonders that are available to the modern reader. Citations include a multicultural list of names from a multiplicity of nationalities and ancestral sources, coming together, for the most part, in the academy of post-secondary and higher education.



An Autobiographical Narration of the Role of Fear and Friendship in the Soviet Union
2004 0-7734-6294-5
An autobiography of a well-known American sociologist who first rose to prominence in the Soviet Union. The author examines the life of an individual who realized in his early youth the totalitarian character of the Soviet society but who did not dare fight the system. The author reflects on human nature based on his life experiences in the USSR and to some degree also in the West. Special attention has been devoted to the role of fear in totalitarian society, and to the way people adjusted to it.

Autobiographical Narrative in Modern Japan
2007 0-7734-5396-2
This study offers both a chronological description of the literary career of Kasai Zenz? (1887-1928), as well as an historical examination of shi-sh?setsu (a Japanese autobiographical/confessional literary genre) during and after his lifetime. Zenz? was one of the most important shi-sh?setsu authors, living in the Taish? Period (1912-1926) in which this genre was in the height of its ascendancy. In shi-sh?setsu, the “I” novel, the author recounts details of his or her personal life with only a thin veneer of fiction. This genre was believed to be an ideal form of prose writing and an expression of individual depth, created without the fabrications normally found in conventional fiction, making it one of the most striking features of modern Japanese literature. Kasai, living his entire life in poverty, turned to Zen Buddhism for spiritual solace and became both a major architect of the Taish? shi-sh?setsu and its defining author.

Autobiography and Personal Philosophy of a Retired Physician
1997 0-7734-8470-1
Born a Cockney, Cyril Hart spent his childhood on a large housing estate at Dagenham, just outside London's East End. He was raised in an evangelical Christian family, but by the age of 18 he was a card-holding Communist. He passed this phase and during the war served in the ranks in the army, and with a commission in the RNVR, where he was an air engineer. Subsequently he entered Barts and graduated in medicine. He married, and for over 30 years was the senior partner in a large country practice in Huntingdonshire. He studied local history at Leicester, where he became the university's first MA and was awarded its first DLitt. He has written extensively in medicine and in English history, and is currently completing a book on England in the Tenth Century. In retirement he also turned to philosophy and water colours. This unusual range of interests is the range of his autobiography, and the book also presents a fascinating social history of one English family during the whole of the present century.

Autobiography of a Mid-Western Methodist Woman (b. 1953). What It Was Like to Be an American in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
2008 0-7734-5085-8
The spiritual odyssey of a woman whose personal experiences offer insights into the ideas and values of the progressive Christian tradition, and of the classical philosophers, most notably Plato and Aristotle. This book contains thirty-five black and white photographs.

Autobiography of Daniel Evans Taylor; A Christian Ministry for Our Time
1987 0-88946-043-4
Traces the life, from childhood to retirement, of a United Methodist Church pastor from the state of Washington.

Autobiography of Duse Mohamed Ali, 1866-1945: A Pioneer of Pan-Africanism and Afro-Asian Solidarity Movements
2010 0-7734-3883-1


Autobiography of Mildred Bennett, the Early Years the Winter is Past
1989 0-88946-218-6
The first 25 years of the life of the well-known Cather archivist and president of the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Published in celebration of Bennett's 80th birthday, September 8, 1989, shortly before her death.

Cambridge to Paris and America
2006 0-7734-5863-8
This memoir is a sequel to the author’s A Journey from Wartime Europe to Self-Discovery (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003). It describes the author’s years at Cambridge, from arrival as a nervous schoolboy to leaving as a physics tutor and medical researcher. After his Cambridge doctorate, the author returns to Paris, the city of his birth and early youth. He obtains an appointment at the Radium Institute (now Curie Institute), lives at the Cité Universitaire and experiences the life and culture of Paris and post-WWII French science. After marriage to a French music student, he accepts an invitation to return to England and take up a research appointment there. Some years later, pharmacological work on prostaglandins, potent substances with a variety of physiological actions, leads to a research collaboration with Japanese and American groups and eventually to an appointment in the area of New Jersey that is prominent in the author’s first book. The work emphasizes the differences in the lifestyles of the three countries. It will appeal to readers of the author’s first memoir as well as to students of the culture of science.

Childhood in Germany During World War II: The Story of a Little Girl
1989 0-88946-354-9
Today a distinguished anthropologist, Karla Poewe was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, in 1941. In this autobiography she tells of her early life as a vagrant refugee pursued by Russian armies and Allied bombs. An unforgettable description of life as lived by a German child during the 1940s.

Collected Works of Newton P. Stallknecht
2016 0-7734-8230-X


Concept of the Moment. A Philosophical Tale
2008 0-7734-4987-6
A spiritual autobiography, written in the form of an epistolary novel, which bridges classical and postmodern understandings of subjectivity.

Critical Edition of Sir James Perrot’s ‘The Life, Deedes and Death of Sir John Perrott, Knight’
2002 0-7734-7092-1


Diaries and Letters of Sir Ernest Mason Satow (1843-1929). A Scholar-Diplomat in East Asia Selected, Edited, and Annotated by Ian C. Ruxton
1998 0-7734-8248-2
Sir Ernest Satow was the doyen of the British scholar-diplomats of the Meiji era in Japan. Satow’s genius made him a colossal figure of his time, deeply respected by the Japanese who knew of his profound scholarship and knowledge of their country, and the desired representative of Britain in Tokyo where he was appointed Minister in 1895-1900. His presence in Tokyo assisted the process of coming to an agreement in the negotiations of Anglo-Japan Alliance of 1902.

Diary of Eli Webster
2013 0-7734-2914-X
The diary of Eli Webster is a rich source of primary material of the life of this unusual man and the milieu in which he lived and worked.The book develops a three dimensional persona who was versed in a wide variety of activities and who had wide-ranging interests.

Ethnography of an Anthropology Department. An Academic Village
2002 0-7734-7123-5


Garth Jeffers Recalls His Father, Robinson Jeffers: Recollections of a Poet's Son
2012 0-7734-2938-3
Robinson Jeffers was considered one of the most important American poets of the early 20th century, yet the story behind his family life has not been told from his son’s perspective. How he managed to remain a prolific poet while raising a family is the topic of this book, along with anecdotes about the famous and influential literary, artistic, and creative figures who frequently visited the Jeffers household near Big Sur, California.

Helen Kimball's Lewiston
1987 0-88946-042-6
Essays and reminiscences of the historic Niagara Frontier town of Lewiston, New York, as it was before World War II.

Henry Roth’s Semi-Autobiographical Tetralogy Mercy of a Rude Stream (1994-1998): The Second Career of an American Novelist
2008 0-7734-5101-3
This monograph employs a diverse range of theories in order to shed new light on Henry Roth, and challenge conventional readings of him merely in terms of his Jewishness and/or debt to Freud. Above all, this study proposes that the Mercy series is simultaneously marked by Roth’s conflicting drives to confess and to evade autobiographical facts. These competing urges shape the form of the series in its rhetorical strategies of repetition, evasion, and decentred narration.

How Biographers Ignore the Influence of Mothers in the Lives of Great Men: The Patriarchal Suppression of the Role of Women in World History (85 Case Studies)
2015 1-4955-0335-6
This work examines eighty-five biographies of great men to determine the extent to which the biographers, who recorded their lives, considered or failed to consider the influence of the subjects’ mothers to their contributions to history, literature, the arts, and sciences.

How Operas are Created by Composers and Librettists: The Life of Jack Beeson, American Composer
2008 0-7734-4947-7
In this work Jack Beeson, the composer of ten operas, recounts his search for subjects and the writing of five of their librettos, his collaboration with the librettists of the other five (William Saroyan, Richard Plant, Kenward Elmslie, and Sheldon Harnick), and the varied and tangled events leading to their premieres in theatres and on television here and abroad. This book contains eighteen black and white photographs.

How Ordinary Russians Experience Their Lives and World: A Report of a Participant-Observer
2008 0-7734-5181-1
This study examines in an historical and a contemporary context the Russian attitudes and behaviors that fuel Western misconceptions. The work focuses on how Russians perceive themselves and outsiders and how those preconceptions affect outsiders’ perceptions of them. Historical, academic, and biographical this book alternatively confirms, challenges, and even defies the prejudices and impressions held by not only students and scholars, but also Russian specialists.

Ishvani. My Early Life
1990 0-88946--723-4
This book is the story of Ishvani Hamilton's early life in India, as the proper daughter of a wealthy Moslem family in Bombay. It was a period when western ideas were challenging traditional ways, and Ishvani Hamilton abandoned her life in India to go to Europe with her sister, working in the theatre and developing modern dance.

Journey From Wartime Europe to Self-Discovery
2004 0-7734-6511-1


Kasai Zenzō and the modern Japanese autobiographical novel (shishō setsu) with a Translation into English of his At the Lakeside
2016 1-4955-0419-0
Kasai Zenzō (1887-1928) was one of the first and most prominent shishosetsu writers during the Taisho period (1912-1926). The shishōsetsu, “I” novel or autobiographical narrative, was once believed to be an ideal form of writing, the purest of prose, and an expression of the depth of the self, which was said to be created without fabrications derived from conventional fiction. The shishosetsu is the most outstanding feature of modern Japanese literature. This work examines and analyzes the narrative structure as well as the theme of At the Lakeside to shed light on the final stage in the development of shish?setsu in its finest form.


Lady Jane Wilde’s Letters to Oscar Wilde, 1875-1895
2011 0-7734-2543-8
This book is an edited collection of the correspondence between Lady Jane Wilde with her son, the famous Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde. The letters accumulated in this edition surround three areas upon which their relationship was founded – a mother’s love for her child, pride in Wilde’s status as a writer, and his ability to provide her with a financial safety net. Significantly, Tipper’s translation of Lady Jane’s nearly indecipherable script and the historical context in which she places Lady Jane’s letters give the reader an added depth of knowledge into the life of Lady Jane and Oscar Wilde. While the book ends before Wilde’s disgrace, the letters correct a great deal of misinformation and generalizations about Wilde by his detractors.

Life History of an Ethiopian Refugee (1944-1991) Sojourn in the Fourth World
1991 0-7734-9625-4
A first-hand account of Taddele Teshale's life history and account of his flight from Ethiopia through the Sudan to Cairo, and eventually to the United States. Referring to the stateless and displaced people of the world as the "Fourth World" many aspects of refugee governance can be seen in the details of Taddele's interaction with the various sectors -- refugee bureaucracies, private voluntary asylums, and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, for example -- in the Sudan and Cairo.

Life of a Teenage Schoolboy in Paris During the 1960s. A Personal Memoir
2009 0-7734-4750-4
Introduces the American reader to an exotic depiction of France in the 1960’s. As a unique social and historical document, it constitutes an original contribution to the field of comparative cultural studies. This book contains twelve black and white photographs.

Life of Camilla Williams, African American Classical Singer and Opera Diva
2011 0-7734-1483-5
This book is the memoir of an African-American operatic soprano. It is co-written by a Nigerian ethnomusicalogist, and relates Williams’ early life, education and subsequent career as an artist and educator. This book contains 3 color plates and seven black and white photographs.

Ludwig Wittgenstein on Race, Gender, and Cultural Identity. Philosophy as a Personal Endeavor
2010 0-7734-3817-3
This book challenges conventional portraits of Ludwig Wittgenstein that narrowly depict him as a philosopher’s philosopher. Rather, this study demonstrates Wittgenstein’s engagement with social, ethical and cultural questions, including aspects of otherness.

Manchester Boyhood in the Thirties and Forties - Growing Up in War and Peace
2003 0-7734-6741-6
This is an autobiography with an extra dimension. It tells the story of a boy who began life in the 1930s on one of the big-city council estates built between the wars. The families who lived on these estates have been called a ‘new working class.’ While much has been written about the Victorian and Edwardian working classes, less has been heard about these new families, either from themselves or from historians. They coped with a succession of disruptive outside pressures: pre-war unemployment, wartime bombing, post-war restrictions. Donald Read, who won a scholarship to a grammar school and then went on to Oxford and became a professor of history, uses his skills as a professional historian to link his boyhood progress with the history of the time. As a result, this autobiography goes beyond the individual, combining frank personal detail with a wider and sometimes provocative historical awareness.

Memoirs and Diaries of Muhammad Farid, an Egyptian Nationalist Leader (1868-1919)
1992 0-7734-9454-5
Annotated translation of the diaries and memoirs of Muhammad Farid, second president of the Egyptian National Party. The first part of the book is Farid's memoirs, the second describes events as they occurred. Muhammad Farid was in exile at the time he wrote, and the later diary-style entries show accurately his activities and the state of the world at the time he was writing. Footnotes and a critical introduction give the historical background and analysis.

Memoirs of a Hidden Child During the Holocaust My Life During the War
1992 0-7734-9155-4
A translation, from the original Polish, of the memoirs of a hidden child in Warsaw from 1942 until 1944. The author spent the last year of the war in a German labor camp under a false Polish Catholic identity. This document is unique in that it was written right after the war, starting in December 1945 while the events were still fresh in memory. Presents a young girl's perspective on war and the Holocaust.

Memoirs of a Liberian Ambassador: George Arthur Padmore
1996 0-7734-8744-1
It is a rarity that participants of the Liberian political scene commit to writing their impressions of events. Ambassador Padmore joins perhaps only the late Vice-President C. L. Simpson and Professor T. O. Dosumo-Johnson in providing eyewitness glimpses into recent decades of Liberian political history. His fascinating memoirs highlight events such highlights as the transfer of power from President King to President Barclay in 1930, the Barclay to Tubman succession in 1944, and the Ambassador's own eventful tour of service as Liberia's Ambassador to the United States, 1956-1961. The portrayal of the character, personality and leadership style of President Barclay, a Liberian philosopher-king (if ever there was one) stands as yet another dimension of the contribution of this rare socio-political recollection to scholarship.

Memoirs of Keikhosrow Shahrokh
1995 0-7734-9135-X
Keikhosrow Shahrokh was an outstanding historical figure in Iran: a Zoroastrian in a Muslim world, he worked in diverse fields to bring his nation out of the Dark Ages while simultaneously fighting for the upliftment of his fellow Zoroastrians. This first-person narrative recounts his role as educator, parliamentarian, advisor to Reza Shah Pahlavi, his work as roving ambassador for Iranian industry (from national telephone company to parliamentary printing press), and his determination to remove the social, economic and legal taboos under which Zoroastrians labored for 1,300 years. The memoirs also chronicle the political, economic and social debilitation of Iran at the turn of the century, and give an acute assessment of Zoroastrian-Muslim relations. The editors, Shahrokh Shahrokh, a grandson of Keikhosrow Shahrokh, and Rashna Writer, author of Contemporary Zoroastrians: An Unstructured Nation, have added an introduction and footnotes to the original, forming an important contribution to the study of Iran at the turn of the century.

On the Death of My Father. A Psychoanalyst's Memoir
1995 0-7734-9052-3
{The death of one's father is} "the most important event, the most poignant loss, of a man's life." -- Sigmund Freud When the author's father died a few years ago he was shaken by feelings of unsuspected depth. This memoir is a narrative of his personal struggle to comprehend and integrate his father's death into his life. In this very thoughtful, simply written and, at times, wrenching analysis of this relationship with his father, the author offers perceptive insights about the entire process of loss and mourning both as it relates to the living and those who have died which reaches beyond his own individual experience.

Personal Moments in the Lives of Victorian Women: Selections From Their Autobiographies
2008 0-7734-4888-8
Examines extracts from the autobiographies of fifty-two nineteenth-century British women from across the social spectrum and their attitudes towards liminal female experiences.

Personal Narratives of Romanian Women During the Cold War (1945-1989) Varieties of the Autobiographical Genre
2015 1-4955-0373-9
The volume focuses on a series of case studies which cover a wide range of experiences and ages. Thus, it aims to provide the reader with a relevant image of the writing of these female intellectuals and the paradox Romanian women occupied during the Cold War period. The cases discussed are relevant both for their diverse narrative formulas and for their content, including their historical meanings as well as their multidisciplinary appeal.

Personliches
2006 0-7734-5795-X
This book includes a remarkable mix of personal documents, most of them previously unpublished. The selection ranges from an early school essay, quotations from his dissertation, reminiscences of friends, Der Stern (a series of privately circulated documents), extracts from diaries at the end of the Second World War, denazification documents, an autobiographical text, reflections on art and artists, aphorisms, his spiritual testament and a short obituary. This collection, partly available in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, is essential to an understanding of Schreyer’s eccentricity, naivety, productivity, obstinancy and openness to others. The previous nineteen volumes of the edition are given an extra dimension with this new view into his personal thoughts and life. The editor’s introduction places these in context and gives an account of collections of Schreyer’s letters (e.g., with Herwarth Walden, Maximilian Tischler, P. Theodor Bogler, the Herder publishing house, and the former Director of the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Bernhard Zeller. Also included is a 130-page selection of Schreyer’s mainly unpublished letters that close this first collected edition of Schreyer’s works.

Physician's Eye
1997 0-7734-8662-3
Many medical men, like Chekhov and Somerset Maugham, observe their fellow men with what the author, a doctor, calls a physician's eye: the ability to observe objectively without much sentimentality. Doctor Naish's observations are collected into chapters entitled My Mother and her Beloved Anglesey Landscape; Some Memories of Youth; Learning Medicine; The Sea; Beyond the Western World; and Medical Toil and the Healing Earth. Memories of the Hebrides, two World Wars, prep school and Cambridge, service in the Royal Navy during WWII as medical officer, sojourns in Asia and Africa, and the medical profession itself are recalled in clear and vivid language.

Prison Hostage. The Siege of the Walls Prison in Huntsville, Texas
1997 0-7734-8564-3
Gripping first-person account of an 11-day takeover behind the walls of the Texas state prison in Huntsville in summer, 1974. Three inmates seized control of the school-library complex and took eleven prison employees hostage. It was the longest recorded instance of prison inmates holding hostages, and ended in death for several of the hostages and two of the inmates. At the time, the author was a correctional educator, and in his final year of education and training as a criminologist, and at the time was aware that few, if any, professional students of crime had the opportunity to observe a criminal event from within, from start to finish. He tried at every opportunity to study what they said, did, and how they did it. Includes illustrations.

Private Reflections and Opinions of W. H. Hudson (1841-1922), the First Literary Environmentalist
2008 0-7734-5021-1
This work brings together a carefully categorized and thoroughly indexed consolidation of W.H. Hudson’s statements. This book contains three black and white photographs.

Records and Recollections of James Jenkins
1984 0-88946-807-9
Account by James Jenkins of his life in the Quaker community of the early 19th century. "This splendid book, [is] a refreshingly candid account of the world to which Elizabeth Fry belonged." - The Friends Quarterly

Rise of Autobiography in the Eighteenth Century
2012 0-7734-2640-X
Bell utilizes an inter-disciplinary approach to studying autobiography in the 18th Century. Making use of religion and philosophy, history and literature, contemporary theory and humanism, his original analysis offers a unique array of disciplinary interpretations of the genre. This book not only deals with autobiography in a thorough manner, it also incorporates historical and philosophical interpretations to the presentation of self in this type of literature. He also demonstrates some of the problems with first person singular writing, which distinguishes this style from other forms of non-fiction, and shows how the philosophical question of ‘what can we know and how can we know it?’ is intimately related to the problem of the ‘self’ and narrative persona.

Sir William Petty's Memoir (1623-1687): An English Physician, Scientist, and Cartographer
2012 0-7734-4056-9
The author wrote a faux memoir based on letters from William Petty that takes place six months before his death. A man of science and mathematics, this book is important precisely because it details his life experiences and family upbringing, his parenting style, along with how he accomplished everything. It takes a storytelling approach and reads like a novel. The main thesis of the book is that Petty developed the notion of salubrity, or quality of life, which he describes at length in these pages.

Song Broken, Song
2008 0-7734-5154-4
This study explores the work of Frederic Will, over a period of fifty years. It introduces the reader to the wide range of genres undertaken by this versatile author: poetry, prose fiction, travel essays, labor ethnography, translation, international grammar, memoir, and philosophical rumination.

Spiritual Encounter with the Holy One
1984 0-88946-012-4
The true story of a young family torn between Christianity and the occult sciences.

Theological Autobiography of Hans Schwarz: A Multi-Cultural and Multi-Denominational Christian Ministry
2009 0-7734-4724-5
This book presents the life a pastor and theologian with an appreciation for both church and academia. This book contains fifty-four black and white photographs.

Verbal Autobiographies of Contemporary Peruvian Women
2003 0-7734-6834-X
These pieces include interviews across the Peruvian human scale and landscape: freed prisoners and police women, feminists and traditionalists, servants and human rights lawyers, doctors and market women, black, native American, mestizos, and whites. The collection offers English speaking readers a crosscut of a variety of personalities as well as the authentic flavor of various language uses. Most of the interviewed women differ in their own use of language from one another, according to walk of life, background, personality. The study seeks to convey their liveliness both in their language and in their resilience despite tremendously adverse conditions.

What Does It Mean to Be a Calvinist?
2016 1-4955-0494-8
This is an autobiographical reflection about the personal redundant influence of Calvinist theology on the development of the author's worldview. Calvin was trained in law, not trained in philosophy. Therefore, Calvin thought of the Bible as a legal document rather than as a philosophical treatise. So Calvin thought of God in a legal way, not a metaphysical way. He also thought that the Bible is the legal constitution of the Christian religion and he interprets the Bible from that "strict constructionist" mindset. This study is the author's process of separating his thinking about the world from a purely philosophical mindset to a worldview influenced heavily in what we call the Calvinistic way.

Woman's Life on a Southern Tobacco Farm the Story of Sallie Mae Taylor, 1893-1977
1995 0-7734-9337-9
This biography, written by the subject's daughter, brings vividly to life the details of existence on a southern tobacco farm. Courtship, birth, death, tragedy. planting, the rigors of survival during the Great Depression, are all told in an authentic southern voice.

Women, Revolution & Autobiographical Writing in the Twentieth Century
2007 0-7734-5367-9
This book considers issues of gender and representation through an analysis of twentieth-century female revolutionary figures from Ireland, Spain, Cuba, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Since revolutions (and their siblings—civil wars) occasion social transformation under often chaotic conditions, they open up space for the potential transformation of gender relations. These women’s life writings illustrate gender relations in flux, expose the political symbolism of the strong woman at moments of nation formation and transformation, and display the multiple ways that gender enters into literary, historical, and visual narratives.

Writing of Ezekiel [es'kia] Mphahlele, South African Writer Literature, Culture and Politics
1995 0-7734-2285-4
This study covers Mphahlele's writing in the genres of the novel, autobiography and short story. His writing is closely analyzed against a background of existing critical and theoretical understandings of these genres and the relationship of these concepts to literature, culture, politics. It draws on Mphahlele's own criticism and other polemical works as invaluable sources. Mphahlele's writing explores Black life in South Africa and protests against apartheid, exploring culture and politics.