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The forms of autobiography

William C. Spengemann

The forms of autobiography

episodes in the history of a literary genre

by William C. Spengemann

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Autobiography,
  • Literary form

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam C. Spengemann.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCT25 .S63 1980
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 254 p. ;
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4418424M
    ISBN 100300024738
    LC Control Number79022575

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Autobiography: A narrative of a person's life, written by, or as having been written by that person. Biography: A history of a person’s life. It could be written by another author.

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