Essays Tagged: "memoirs"

Essay on "Bitter Winds" by Harry Wu

lls were not the best, is that reason enough for not writing your something so personal as your own memoirs? And would the book been better if he wrote it self?Harry Wu might not have been very good i ... Wu. 'Bitter Winds' was meant more as a documentary from Harry Wu's point of view than his personal memoirs.The negative part with letting Carolyn Wakeman write it, is of course losing parts of the au ...

(5 pages) 57 0 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The life of Napoleon I

s own arrogance and ending his life humbled, remembering what he had doe, and leaving it all in his memoirs for the world to read.Napoleon was born in 1769, on the Island of Corsica. His parents, Carl ... remaining six years of his life living with his secretary and a few friends. There, he dictated his memoirs. He died on May 5, 1821.

(6 pages) 117 0 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln. Details 60 years of life as a Jewish woman in the middle ages

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln provides an inside look into the life of a Jewish woman in the middle a ...

(5 pages) 59 0 3.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Thomas Jefferson

ters of the Roanoke and left alot of children behind; and Peter, the father of the subject of these memoirs, who settled in Albermarle county, on the lands called Shadwell. He was the third or fourth ...

(9 pages) 53 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

"The Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston.

or of The Woman Warrior, is doing the exact opposite, and telling everyone. The use of voice in her memoirs is not present merely on a literal level, but also a figurative. The entire book is a means ... alk-story in each chapter. Most are told by Brave Orchid to Kingston when she was a young girl. The memoirs also begin and end with an important talk-story. Brave Orchid, Kingston's mother, used her w ...

(4 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Anna Larina: Stalinist Terror and Her Ability to Survive.

cally pulled her away from those she loved and admired, their memory was her means of survival. Her memoirs give a first hand look at the effects of Stalin's terror. While Hosking portrays the cause o ... ove vital to the Bolsheviks of the future. Before Bukharin would be exonerated she had to write her memoirs in secret. Larina constantly feared that if her writings were discovered that she would face ...

(7 pages) 51 2 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Essay on book "Nazi officer's wife".

Since the end of World War II there have been countless published memoirs by Holocaust survivors as well as those who witnessed the atrocities firsthand. "The Nazi Of ... thand. "The Nazi Officer's Wife" by Edith Hahn Beer is one such memoir. While most of the available memoirs go into great detail on the trials and tribulations of Jewish people in concentration camps ...

(8 pages) 34 2 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Fugitive Pieces.

s a surreal background of the novel, stating the character's history and the idea of lost or hidden memoirs from war heroes.Ann Michaels shows off her fancy language just mere sentences in the beginni ...

(2 pages) 46 1 2.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How did the Soviet Union develop their Atomic Bomb?

s really difficult to find out about the project. Much of what we know about the project is through memoirs of the people working on the project, but these occasionally contain some inaccuracies. But ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Girl interrupted

Susanna Kaysen is the author of Girl Interrupted, her memoirs that explore a two-year period that she spent as a patient in a mental institution for young ... versus brain, the clinical definition of a borderline personality disorder, and her diagnosis, her memoirs serve as an argument against her clinical diagnosis. In "Mind vs. Brain" we are given a laym ...

(8 pages) 80 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

e on January 17, 1989. This is a nonfiction book, mostly of travel logs.The book is about Chatwin's memoirs as he travels through Patagonia, "the uttermost part of the earth." He travels through many ...

(2 pages) 25 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Frank mc court´s angela´s ashes - analysis of main characters

retiring in 1995.Frank McCourt had always wanted to be a novelist but the dream of creating his ownmemoirs was realized late, during his retirement, when he started writing encouraged byfriends and s ...

(13 pages) 43 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Abolition of Slavery and the Slave Trade"

pur public interest in this debate. In this essay, I will first examine two popular Romantic period memoirs of former slaves, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, and The History ... finds slavery morally reprehensible, as seen in poetry by Ann Cromartie Yearsley and William Cowper.Memoirs written by former slave traders and slaves supplied some of the most touching testimony favo ...

(9 pages) 139 0 4.4 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Talking-Story in Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

s difficulties in cultural divergence, leaving her to question everything she has ever learned. Her memoirs, The Woman Warrior, celebrate this victorious journey from a once silenced Chinese immigrant ... ves from generation to generation as each listener changes the details to fit the circumstances.The memoirs open with one such talking-story by Kingston's mother about the shame that an aunt brought t ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Napoleon Bonaparte

eal man as well as a legend. It was Napoleon himself who helped to create this legend. He wrote his memoirs while exiled on St. Helena between 1815 and 1821. He tells us his aim was to defend the Revo ...

(9 pages) 61 0 3.5 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Anne Frank: Remembered

Remembered, producers recounted the story of "Hitler's best-known victim", Anne Frank, through the memoirs of those individuals that best knew her and through the intimate confessions to her best fri ...

(4 pages) 16 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Differences in style of writing between "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath and "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen

e styles in which they are written differ - Susanna Kaysen's "Girl, Interrupted" is a collection of memoirs whereas Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" is a novel, though autobiographical to a degree. From ...

(1 pages) 2635 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Write a literary Biography of a Canadian Author who left you with something: Wayson Choy

el. He demands perfection from his work and has published only three books and a few short stories, memoirs and essays. His latest novel, All That Matters, was published in 2004. In 2005, he was named ...

(3 pages) 51 0 1.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A Close Analysis of Plutarch's "Parallel Lives"

ceived as concrete records of antiquity. However, Plutarch's Parallel Lives was not a collection of memoirs. He had no intimate knowledge of nor personal relationships with the men depicted in his wor ...

(4 pages) 21 0 4.3 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A Daisy Imagines a University Garden

s wishing a university be a nest of education that rebels against harmful grasses, against its dark memoirs, its sad past, against the treachery and the larva inside itself. The daisy was wishing the ...

(2 pages) 18 1 2.2 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays