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Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-08-04
Page : 208
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0525567224
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The Nobel Prize winner's most influential and enduring personal writings, newly curated and introduced by acclaimed Camus scholar Alice Kaplan. Albert Camus (1913-1960) is unsurpassed among writers for a body of work that animates the wonder and absurdity of existence. Personal Writings brings together, for the first time, thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career that reflect the scope and depth of his interior life. Grappling with an indifferent mother and an impoverished childhood in Algeria, an ever-present sense of exile, and an ongoing search for equilibrium, Camus's personal essays shed new light on the emotional and experiential foundations of his philosophical thought and humanize his most celebrated works.


Author : Ignatius of Loyola
Joseph Munitiz
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 1996-06-27
Page : 448
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0141907649
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One of the key figures in Christian history, St. Ignatius of Loyola (c. 1491-1556) was a passionate and unique spiritual thinker and visionary. The works gathered here provide a first-hand, personal introduction to this remarkable character: a man who turned away from the Spanish nobility to create the revolutionary Jesuit Order, inspired by the desire to help people follow Christ. His Reminiscences describe his early life, his religious conversion following near-paralysis in battle, and his spiritual and physical ordeals as he struggled to assist those in need, including plague, persecution and imprisonment. The Spiritual Exercises offer guidelines to those seeking the will of God, and the Spiritual Diary shows Ignatius in daily mystical contact with God during a personal strugg;e. The Letters collected here provide an insight into Ignatius' ceaseless campaign to assist those seeking enlightenment and to direct the young Society of Jesus.


Author : Joseph Smith
Dean C. Jessee
Publisher : Shadow Mountain
Release : 2002
Page : 751
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781573457873
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Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020
Page : 224
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0525567216
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"Perhaps the most important philosopher of the twentieth century, Albert Camus (1913-1960), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is more relevant today than ever before. Personal Writing brings together, for the first time, thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career that reflect the scope of his personal preoccupations. Featuring a foreword by acclaimed Camus scholar Alice Kaplan (author of Looking for the Stranger), this volume will introduce a new generation of readers to a cultural icon"--


Author : Ruth Alexandra Symes
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Release : 2016-11-30
Page : 280
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 1473855438
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Could your ancestors write their own names or did they mark official documents with a cross? Why did great-grandfather write so cryptically on a postcard home during the First World War? Why did great-grandmother copy all the letters she wrote into letter-books? How unusual was it that great-uncle sat down and wrote a poem, or a memoir? Researching Family History Through Ancestors' Personal Writings looks at the kinds of (mainly unpublished) writing that could turn up amongst family papers from the Victorian period onwards - a time during which writing became crucial for holding families together and managing their collective affairs. With industrialization, improved education, and far more geographical mobility, British people of all classes were writing for new purposes, with new implements, in new styles, using new modes of expression and new methods of communication (e.g. telegrams and postcards). Our ancestors had an itch for scribbling from the most basic marks (initials, signatures and graffiti on objects as varied as trees, rafters and window ledges), through more emotionally charged kinds of writing such as letters and diaries, to more creative works such as poetry and even fiction. This book shows family historians how to get the most out of documents written by their ancestors and, therefore, how better to understand the people behind the words.


Author : H. Orel
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-01-12
Page : 295
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0230373712
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'... Thomas Hardy's Personal Writings is an informative book, and a superlatively well-edited one. Professor Orel has been generous in his inclusions, meticulous in his texts, and thorough in his annotations. Anything that one is likely to want to read of Hardy's occasional prose is here, and what is not here is carefully described in an annotated appendix. The book takes it place at once with Richard Purdy's bibliography as a standard, useful, trustworthy work in the library of essential Hardy scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement '... these essays certainly deserve to be much better known.' Raymond Williams, Guardian


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Release : 1966
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Release : 1982
Page : 297
Category : Massachusetts
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Author : Jonathan Edwards
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 854
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780300072952
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This volume gathers together for the first time all known extant letters of Jonathan Edwards, along with his major personal writings. For more than three decades George S. Claghorn has scoured America, Great Britain, and Scotland for letters and documents by and about Edwards. The result is an unparalleled compendium of 235 letters--including 116 never before published or never reprinted since Edwards's death--and four autobiographical texts--Edwards' meditation "On Sarah Pierpont," his future wife, and "Diary," "Resolutions," and "Personal Narrative." These letters and personal writings reveal the private man behind the treatises and sermons. They trace his relations with parents, siblings, college classmates, friends, and family, as well as with political, religious, and educational leaders of his day. New documents include Edwards' only known statement on slavery and letters on the Indian mission at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, that display Edwards' interest in native Americans and his efforts on their behalf. These writings show the human face of Edwards as he applied theological and philosophical insights to the events of his daily life. They provide an unprecedented resource for understanding the man, his times, and his personal connections.


Author : Joseph Smith (Jr.)
Publisher : Deseret Book Company
Release : 1984
Page : 736
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Author : David Booy
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
Page : 472
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1351911929
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The seventeenth century saw a dramatic increase in self-writing-from the private jotting down of personal thoughts in an irregular and spontaneous way, to the carefully considered composition of extended autobiographical narrative and deliberate self-fashioning for public consumption. Recent anthologies of women's writing, drawing to some extent on this rich but relatively little-known archive, have demonstrated the importance of studying such material to gain insight into female lives in that era. Personal Disclosures is innovative in that it stimulates and facilitates comparative analysis of female and male representations of the self, and of gendered constructions of identity and experience, by presenting a broad range of extracts from both women's and men's autobiographical writings. The majority of the extracts have been freshly edited from original seventeenth-century manuscripts and books. Exploiting all kinds of text-diaries, journals, logs, testimonies, memoirs, letters, autobiographies-the anthology also encourages consideration of topics central to current scholarly interest: religious experience, the body, communities, the family, encounters with new lands and peoples, and the conceptualization and writing of the self. A General Introduction discusses early modern autobiographical writing, and there are substantial introductions to each of the six sections, together with detailed suggestions for further reading.


Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-08-04
Page : 144
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0525567208
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The Nobel Prize winner's most influential and enduring political writings, newly curated and introduced by acclaimed Camus scholar Alice Kaplan. Albert Camus (1913-1960) is unsurpassed among writers for a body of work that animates the wonder and absurdity of existence. Committed Writings brings together, for the first time, thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career that reflect the scope of his political thought. This pivotal collection embodies Camus's radical and unwavering commitment to upholding human rights, resisting fascism, and creating art in the service of justice.


Author : Edsger W. Dijkstra
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Page : 362
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 146125695X
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Since the summer of 1973, when I became a Burroughs Research Fellow, my life has been very different from what it had been before. The daily routine changed: instead of going to the University each day, where I used to spend most of my time in the company of others, I now went there only one day a week and was most of the time -that is, when not travelling!- alone in my study. In my solitude, mail and the written word in general became more and more important. The circumstance that my employer and I had the Atlantic Ocean between us was a further incentive to keep a fairly complete record of what I was doing. The public part of that output found its place in what became known as "the EWD series", which can be viewed as a form of scientific correspondence, possible since the advent of the copier. (That same copier makes it hard to estimate its actual distribution: I myself made about two dozen copies of my texts, but their recipients were welcome to act as further nodes of the distribution tree. ) The decision to publish a se1ection from the EWD series in book form was at first highly embarrassing, but as the months went by I got used to the idea. As soon as some guiding principles had been adopted -preferably not published elsewhere, as varied and as representative as possible, etc.


Author : Philip Lopate
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2004-11-03
Page : 416
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 9780465041749
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From the man whose name is synonymous with the contemporary personal essay, Getting Personal is a rich and ambitious collection that spans Phillip Lopate's career as an essayist, teacher, film critic, father, son, and husband. Witty, insightful, deeply meditative, and self-revelatory, with his characteristic candor and curmudgeonly charm, he explores himself, his life, his family, his religion, and his friends.


Author : Margaret Truman
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 1990-10-01
Page : 388
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780446391757
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In the bestselling tradition of Margaret Truman's biography Harry S. Truman, here are the 33rd U.S. President's fascinating theories and opinions on leadership and leaders, plus his picks for the best and worst presidents--all in his bluntly honest "give-em-hell" style.


Author : Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher : Ams PressInc
Release : 1983
Page : 236
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Author : Eliza Roxey Snow
Publisher :
Release : 2000
Page : 316
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Compiled in this volume are Snow's autobiographical writings, including Sketch of My Life, her Nauvoo journal and notebook, and her trail diaries. Together they provide valuable insights into both mid-nineteenth century Mormon society and Eliza R. Snow's life.


Author : Jonathan Swift
Publisher :
Release : 1956
Page : 499
Category : Satire, Irish
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Author : Sherwood Anderson
Gertrude Stein
Publisher : Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press
Release : 1972
Page : 130
Category : Authors, American
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Author : Eliza Roxey Snow
Publisher :
Release : 1995
Page : 316
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Her list of credentials is long: president of the Relief Society from the time of its reorganization in Utah, author by her own count of nine published volumes, president of the Deseret Hospital Association, organizer of the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association, the children's Primary Association, and the Woman's Commission Store, Snow lived a long life of real accomplishment. This volume brings together for the first time her life writings. They present Snow's life from different times and from differing points of view, and are interesting not only for what they reveal about Eliza R.