Icons:Representative Men

Icons: Representative Men(Spring 1995)

Primary Works:
Louis Adamic, Laughing in the Jungle: The Autobiography of an    Immigrant in America. 1932
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams.
Jane Addams, My Life at Hull House.
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1969
James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son. 1957
             , Nobody Knows My Name. 1961
             , The Fire Next Time. 1970
William Belhower, Immigrant Autobiography in the United States.  1982
Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks. 1932
Black Hawk, Black Hawk: An Autobiography. 1833
Edward Bok, The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty
Years After. 1923
Claude Brown, Manchild in the Promised Land. 1965
Abraham Cahan, The Education of Abraham Cahan. 1926
Frank Conroy, Stop-time. 1967
Davey Crockett, The Life of Davey Crockett
Edward Dahlberg, Because I Was Flesh, The Autobiography of Edward     Dahlberg. 1963
Charles T. Davis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., eds., The Slave's Narrative. 1985
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. 1974
Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom. 1855
                  , Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. 1845
                  ,Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. 1892
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man.
R.W. Emerson, Representative Men.
Frederick Exley, A Fan's Notes: A Fictional Memoir. 1968
Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir. 1970
               , Pentimento: A Book of Portraits. 1973
Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road. 1943
Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. 1987
Alfred Kazin, A Walker in the City. 1951
            , Starting Out in the Thirties. 1965
            , New York Jew. 1978
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. 1976
Gish Jen, Typical American. 1991 (Chinese American;rec. by P.    Miller).
Ludwig Lewisohn, Up Stream. 1926
Mary McCarthy, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood. 1957
Margaret Mead, Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years. 1972
Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi. 1968
Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.
John G. Niehardt, Black Elk Speaks: Being the life Story of a Holy Man of the Ogolala Sioux.
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak Memory. 1966
Mary Rowlandson, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.
(1682). Vol. 14 of Original Narratives of Early American History, Narratives of Indian Wars,
1675-1699,, ed. C.H.Lincoln, 1952.
Monica Sone, Nisei Daughter. 1953
Lincoln Steffans, The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffans. 1931
Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. 1933
              , Everybody's Autobiography. 1937
H. D. Thoreau, Walden.
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself.
Richard Wright, Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth. 1945
              , American Hunger. 1977
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Israel Zangwill, The Melting Pot. Works of Israel Zangwill. 1909

Secondary Works:
Timothy Dow Adams, Telling Lies in Modern American Autobiography.     1990
William L. Andrews, To Tell a Free Story: the First Cntury of Afro-American Autobiography,
1760-1865. 1986.
Houston A. Baker, Long Black Song. 1972
                , Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature. 1984
Shari Benstock, ed., The Private Self: Theory and Pracitice of Women's Autobiographical
Writings. 1988
Sacvan Bercovitch, The Puritan Origins of the American Self. 1975
                 , "The Ritual of American Autobiography:   Edwards, Franklin, Thoreau."
Revue Francaise d'edutes Americaines 7(1982),139-149.
William Boelhower, Immigrant Autobiography in the United States: Four Versions of the Italian
American Self. 1982
                 , Through a Glass Darkly: Ethnic Semiosis in American Literature. 1984
Mutlu Konuk Blasing, The Art of Life: Studies in American Autobiographical Literature. 1977
Daniel Boorstin, The Genius of American Politics.
               , The Image.
Joanne M. Braxton, Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition within a Tradition. 1989
W. Burlie Brown, The Peoples' Choice: The Presidential Image in  the Campaign Biography.
David Brumble, Amerian Indian Autobiography. 1988
Lawrence Buell, New England Literary Culture: From Revolution through Renaissance. 1986
Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces.
Thomas Cooley, Educated Lives: the rise of Modern Autobiography in America. 1976
G. Thomas Couser, American Autobiography: The Prophetic Mode. 1979
James Cox, "Autobiography and America." Aspects of Narrative. Ed. J. Hillis Miller (1971), 143-
John Paul Eakin, Fictions in Autobiography. 1985
Wesley Frank Craven, The Legend of the Founding Fathers.
Paul John Eakin, "Reference and the Representative in American Autobiography: Mary McCarthy
and Lillian Hellman." In Identita e Scrittura: Stdi sull'Autobiografia Nord-Americana (1988) 21-
Robert Elbaz, The Changing Nature of the Self: A Critical lStudy of the Autobiographic
Discourse. 1988
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Figures in Black:Words, Signs, and the 'Racial' Self. 1987
Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development. 1982
Henry Greenough, "George Washington,"
Oscar Handlin, The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great    Migrations That Made the American
People. 1951.  
Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition and the Men      Who Made It.
James Crak Holte, The Ethnic I: A Sourcebook for Ethnic American Autobiography. 1988
                , "The Representative Voice: Autobiography and the Ethnic Experience."
MELUS 9 (1982):25-46.99
     Paul Helelas and Andrew Lock, eds., Indiginous Psychologies: The Anthropology of the
Self. 1981
Sidney Hook, The Hero in History.
Frederick Jameson, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act. 1981
Myra Jehlen, American Incarnation: The Individual, the Nation, and the Continent. 1986
Arnold Krupat, For Those Who Come After: A Study of Native American Autobiography. 1985
Richard G. Lillard, American Life in Autobiography, a Descriptive     Guide. 1956
Francoise Lionnet, Autobiographical Voices; Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture. 1989
N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain. 1969
James Olney, Metaphors of Self: the Meaning of Autobiography. 1972
           , Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Critical. 1980
           , "The Value of Autobiography for Comparative Studies: African vs. Western
Autobiography," Comparative Civilization     Review 2 (1979): 52-64.
Jacob Riis, The Making of an American. 1924
Robert Sayre, "The Proper Study--Autobiographies in American Studies." American Quarterly 29
            , "Autobiography and the Making of America." Autobiography: Essays
Theoretical and Critical. Ed. James     Olney (1980)146-168.
Elizabeth Schultz, "To Be Black and Blue: The Blues Genre in Black American Autobiography."
Kansas Quarterly 7, no. 3 (1975): 81-96.
Richard A. Shweder, "Does the Concept of the Person Vary Cross-Culturally?" in culture
Theory:Essays on Mind, Self, and Emotion. Ed. Richard A. Shweder and Robert LeVine.
Cambriddge University Press, 1984, 158-199.
William C. Spengemann, The Forms of Autobiography: Episodes in the History of a Literary
Genre. 1980
                     , and L. C. Lundquist, "Autobiography and   the American Myth,"
American Quarterly 17 (1965):501-  19.
Jeffrey Steele, The Representation of the Self in the American Renaissance. 1987
Albert E. Stone, Autobiographical Occasions and Original Acts: Versions of American Identity
from Henry Adams to Nate      Shaw. 1982
               , ed., The American Autobiography: A Collection of Critical Essays. 1981
Brian Swann and Arnold Krupat, eds. I Tell You Now: Autobiographical Essays by Native
American Writers. 1987
Gordon O. Taylor, Chapters of Experience: Studies in 20th-Century American Autobiography.
Studs Terkel, Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times. 1977
Hunter Thompson, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. 1967
               , The Great Shark Hunt. 1976
Allen Trachtenberg, Brooklyn Bridge.
John William Ward, Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age.
Dixon Wecter, The Hero in America.
Parson Weems, The Life of Benjamin Franklin.
            , The Life of George Washington.