Biography

Founded in Jan. of 1978, Biography is a quarterly journal published by the University of Hawaii Press. Its subject matter is literature. Stanley Schab is the Managing Editor, George Simson is the Founding Editor, Marie-Jose Fassiotto is the Reviewed Elsewhere Editor and Miriam Fuchs and Craig Howes are the Co-Editors.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring

Biography and Historiography: The Case of David Ben-Gurion
As is well known, David Ben-Gurion had an enormous impact on the history of modern Israel. Rarely have one person's thoughts, decisions, and actions had such an effect, for not only is the writing of Israeli history dominated by the towering figure...
Self-Writing, Literary Traditions, and Post-Emancipation Identity: The Case of Mary Seacole
"... unless I am allowed to tell the story of my life in my own way, I cannot tell it at all." Written at the height of the Victorian period, The Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole in Many Lands (1857) is a paradigmatic black woman's text of self-authoring...
"The Bright Bone of a Dream": Drama, Performativity, Ritual, and Community in Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family
The part always has a tendency to reunite with its whole in order to escape from its imperfections. Leonardo da Vinci I go back there a lot now and I go back to complete myself, I think. Michael Ondaatje, Interview with Ariel Dorfman Given...