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reconstruction in print or on film, of the lives of real men and women. Together with autobiography—an individual's interpretation of his own life—it shares a venerable tradition, meeting the demands of different audiences through the ages.
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a description of one’s own life; a literary genre similar to memoirs but differing from them in a greater emphasis on the author’s person and psychology.

Examples of autobiographies are Saint Augustine’s Confessions (397–398), P. Abélard’s Historia Calamitatum (1132–36), and B. Cellini’s The Life of Benvenuto (1558–66). The first Russian autobiography was The Life of the Archpriest Avvakum (1672–75). In modern literature J.-J. Rousseau and A. I. Herzen have created literary autobiographical confessions. Some works of L. N. Tolstoy, M. Gorky, K. G. Paustovskii, M. Proust, and other writers are autobiographical in character. The autobiographies of the revolutionary figures G. Garibaldi, P. A. Kropotkin, and A. Bebel have been translated into many languages.

The word “autobiography” may also refer to a brief chronological summary of the chief events of one’s life.


an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person
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In these autobio graphical stories, twenty-one teenage girls, many of whom participated for two years in a weekly focus group, reveal their experiences--from peer pressure and self-esteem to bulimia, anorexia, self-abuse, and suicide attempts, and from drug exploration, coming out, and pregnancy to spirituality, body image and empowered relationships with males.
Chatacteristic is Mayer's interweaving of a fictive community with autobio graphical and literary references.
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For a little more than an hour, Braly's gaspingly funny scorched-earth autobio, "Life in a Marital Institution," is wittier than most standup routines, but his stony delivery belies the show's least expected quality: a core of genuine emotion.
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