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. 31, No. 4, Fall

Annual Bibliography of Works about Life Writing, 2007-2008
Social negotiation and the ideal of unanimity-the ideal of a more perfect justice and union not actually ever achieved-exist with and even constitute the perfectionism of the individual self or the particular nation in its public articulation, the...
Editors' Note
This year's installment of the Annual Bibliography continues, with some fluctuations, to display the patterns we've seen over the past few years in the publication of critical and theoretical work on life writing. First of all, the sheer number of...
My Father and Myself: J. R. Ackerley's Marginal Modernist Kunstlerroman
MODERNISM AND THE KUNSTLERROMAN "Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead." With these words, Stephen Dedalus, the protagonist of Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, addresses Daedalus, the mythical artist, and...
Owning Memory: Elizabeth Bishop's Authorial Restraint
My grandfather said to me as we sat on the wagon seat, "Be sure to remember to always speak to everyone you meet. " Elizabeth Bishop's poem, "Manners," begins with the first-person speaker recounting a piece of advice given by her grandfather...