Discourse Study of Genre: Autobiography

  •  Mohammed Osman    


What arouses our interest is curiosity to know about others. What is an autobiography? The dictionary says: “A personal account of one’s own life especially for publication”. Autobiographies offer insight into the mode of consciousness of others especially in the case of men of notable achievement to know the personal story of well-known events, of motives and intentions that are hidden behind them. This type of knowledge is interesting and instructive.

Unlike novel we are won over by the hero, in the case of the real hero of the autobiography he is won over by his achievements. We admire him by knowing him intimately and by peeping into his privacy. Autobiographies are works of art that keep us spellbound and fascinating. Autobiography is a form in which a writer speaks of himself and events of his personal life which he had experienced.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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