noun (plural autobiographies)
- 1An account of a person’s life written by that person: he gives a vivid description of his childhood in his autobiographyMore example sentences
memoirs, life story, account of one's life, personal history; diary, journal
- Women are also less likely to have had the self-confidence to write diaries and autobiographies.
- But, there are far more poorly written biographies and autobiographies by generals than there are good ones.
- I was 14 when my English teacher set us the task of writing our autobiographies and, wishing to be as precise as possible, I asked my mother for my birth certificate.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Autobiographies considered as a literary genre: the book is a curious mixture of autobiography and fantasyMore example sentences
- It went right across the board - from literary fiction to celebrity autobiography.
- The relation between autobiography and your writing is a complicated one.
- I'm of another party, the one that says all autobiography is fiction.
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- Like many autobiographers, her honesty leans towards self-indulgence in her refusal to attempt to give the reader anything more than a blandly introspective narrative.
- He was diffident about his achievements, in contrast to the self-aggrandisement common to autobiographers.
- Famous in his lifetime as a journalist, literary editor, autobiographer and short story writer, he is now out of print and increasingly forgotten.