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au·to·bi·og·ra·phy

 (ô′tō-bī-ŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. au·to·bi·og·ra·phies
The biography of a person written by that person.

au′to·bi·og′ra·pher n.
au′to·bi′o·graph′ic (-bī′ə-grăf′ĭk), au′to·bi′o·graph′i·cal adj.
au′to·bi′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.

autobiography

(ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ; ˌɔːtəbaɪ-)
n, pl -phies
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person
ˌautobiˈographer n

au•to•bi•og•ra•phy

(ˌɔ tə baɪˈɒg rə fi, -bi-, ˌɔ toʊ-)

n., pl. -phies.
a history of a person's life written or told by that person.
[1790–1800]
au`to•bi•og′ra•pher, n.

autobiography

An account of the writer’s own life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autobiography - a biography of yourself
biography, life history, life story, life - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
memoir - an account of the author's personal experiences

autobiography

noun life story, record, history, résumé, memoirs He published his autobiography last autumn.
Quotations
"An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing" [Quentin Crisp The Naked Civil Servant]
Translations
تَرْجَمَة حَياة المُؤلِّف بِقَلَمِهسِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة
autobiografie
selvbiografi
omaelämäkerta
autobiografija
önéletrajz
sjálfsævisaga
自叙伝
자서전
autobiografijaautobiografinis
autobiogrāfija
autobiografia
avtobiografija
självbiografi
อัตชีวประวัติ
otobiyografiöz yaşam öyküsü
tiểu sử tự thuật

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Nautobiografía f

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfi] nautobiographie f

autobiography

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfɪ] nautobiografia

autobiography

(oːtəbaiˈogrəfi) noun
the story of a person's life written by himself.
ˌautobioˈgraphic(al) (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective

autobiography

سِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة autobiografie selvbiografi Autobiografie αυτοβιογραφία autobiografía omaelämäkerta autobiographie autobiografija autobiografia 自叙伝 자서전 autobiografie selvbiografi autobiografia autobiografia автобиография självbiografi อัตชีวประวัติ otobiyografi tiểu sử tự thuật 自传
References in classic literature ?
And, doubtless, such book-keeping (like certain autobiographies which have enlightened the world) cannot fail to prove serviceable, in the one respect of sparing the recording Angel some time and labour.
As is well known, reticence and the concealment of "private" matters, notably those related to sexuality, are conventional in Victorian literary autobiographies, but there is a persistent tension between these conventions and the impulse to "confess" matters that would seem to be essential to the "selfhood" that is supposed to be related to the narrative of the development of one's ideas and the production of one's published works.
But what animates the book most - and what elevates it above most star autobiographies - is Heston's sense of engagement with the world around him.
The ReganBooks multi-year, multi-format publishing program will be launched with two compelling tell-all autobiographies by some of the Federation's biggest stars.
Constructing subjectivities; autobiographies in modern Japan.
Crusade for Justice fits Perkins's criteria for political autobiography and serves as a bridge between the nineteenth-century slave narratives and the late-twentieth-century black women's autobiographies that Perkins discusses.
But for a historian who uses diaries and autobiographies as main sources to study early modern childhood, there is no way out: time and again, the question pops up in Dekker's book like an annoying insect that refuses to go away.
Science autobiographies are one method to anecdotally assess a student's attitude as a reflection of their science education experiences.
Of course, most of the standard works referred to above are discussed (the autobiographies by Martineau, Ruskin, Mill, and Newman), but Machann does not include Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, explaining that, as Lejeune's guidelines dictate, an autobiography should be "written by a real person concerning his own existence" (5-6).
In a study based on the autobiographies of young women about to join an order of nuns, researchers have reported that the women's writing styles when they were in their 20s predicted with uncanny accuracy which of them would be severely demented with Alzheimer's disease six decades later.
Sellers (English, Gettysburg College) offers perspectives on how scholars can use Native American autobiographies of the past as teaching tools to help dispel some of the myths about Native Americans.
Some of the chapters in Slippery Characters veer away from ersatz autobiographies to discuss, for instance, theatrically staged performances at P.