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Published: 01 October 2018

168 Pages | 8 black-and-white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199669240

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Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

Laura Marcus

Very Short Introductions

  • Defines what autobiographies are, and considers their relationship with similar literary forms such as memoirs, journals, letters, diaries, and essays
  • Discusses how this form of writing provides literary critics, philosophers, historians and psychologists with an understanding of the ways in which past lives have been lived
  • Considers the core themes in autobiographical writing, such as confession, romanticism, and family relationships
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series--millions of copies sold worldwide