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. 30, No. 4, Fall

Against Depression: Final Knowledge in Styron, Mairs, and Solomon
If I said you had a beautiful body Would you hold it against me? In 1988, American novelist William Styron, prompted by the "mystified" (32) and (as he saw it) shame-faced response to Primo Levi's apparent suicide, wrote an op-ed piece for the New...
Annual Bibliography of Works about Life Writing, 2006-2007
Ernest, John. "The Floating Icon and the Fluid Text: Rereading the Narrative of Sojourner Truth." American Literature 78.3 (Sept. 2006): 549-86. Emphasizes how the Narrative perpetually replicates the multiple and unstable ambiguities of both black...
Editors' Note
This year's Annual Bibliography displays the continued pattern of growth in the number of critical publications devoted to life writing that we've noted in the last few bibliographies. (The number of individual entries has increased from roughly 800...
Mediating Historical Memory in Asian/American Family Memoirs: K. Connie Kang's Home Was the Land of Morning Calm and Duong Van Mai Elliott's the Sacred Willow
Family memoirs, the auto/biographical story of at least three generations (or one hundred years) in the life of one family, have become ubiquitous in ethnic writing in the United States. (1) In the field of Asian American writing, Gus Lee's Chasing...