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ERIC Number: ED318022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
All Writing Is Autobiography.
Murray, Donald M.
A writer and educator with an obsession for writing and a concern with the teaching of writing demonstrates how all writing, in many different ways, is autobiographical and that autobiography grows from a few deep taproots that are set down into the past in childhood. Autobiography (described as the way an individual makes meaning out of his or her past, present, and future life) exists in the examples the writer uses and in the text the writer weaves around them, producing a particular way of looking at the world and of using language to communicate what is seen. Examples from personal fiction and non-fiction texts illustrate the autobiographical presence in various forms of writing and show how autobiography can empower the student in the composition classroom. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A