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. 24, No. 2, Spring

A Man and an Island: Gender and Nation in Lee Kuan Yew's the Singapore Story
Memoirs are always, to a certain degree, an act of revenge on history. Georges Gusdorf The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either. Oscar Wilde INTRODUCTION In the last month of 1941,...
Editor's Note
We've moved! On Friday, June 1st, the former home of the Center for Biographical Research, better known as the Biography Cottage, went through the restructuring process pictured above. Serving first as University of Hawai'i faculty housing during...
Framing the Framed Self: A Reading of Victor Nunez's Ruby in Paradise
Ruby in Paradise (1994) is an independent film written and directed by Victor Nunez that employs narrative film and film practices somewhat unconventionally. While the film enjoyed strong, favorable reviews and the benefits of a Hollywood distribution,...
Samuel Johnson: Dean of Contemporary Biographers
In The Rambler, No. 60, Saturday, October 13, 1750, Samuel Johnson published a description of biography that has never been surpassed. He wrote about biography with a generosity and firmness that I have found lacking in other accounts of the genre....