(Nygren et al. 2005).
But there was nothing new to tell, which is why the reporting came
to revolve around rumours and gossip instead. And it was obvious
that many more actors cultivated the rumour in addition to the
bloggers. An intricate and agitated conversation went on among
newspaper editorial offices, blogs, Flashback threads, and other social
To Jane Davidson and Ingmar Ohlsson, the reporting meant that
they were forced into a protracted merry-go-round of denials. In
an autobiographical book, Ohlsson writes that he felt disgust at
having to call individual
those at home who expected reassurances to assuage their own fears. Hence
Women and the war
truer feelings were often relegated to private diaries, and it was these impressions that were often used as the basis of a later account of the war, whether as
fact or fiction.
The actress, journalist and writer Evadne Price made use of her diaries recounting the lives of the volunteer ambulance drivers in her semi-autobiographical novel, Not So Quiet – Stepdaughters of War , which she published under a
pseudonym – Helen Zenna Smith. One
Lacy, 19 January 1923, NAI 1088/798/4.
62 Denis Gwynn, The Irish Free State, 1922–1927 (London: Macmillan and Co., 1928), 285.
63 Corcoran, ‘Public Policy’.
64 Commission of Inquiry into the Resources and Industries of Ireland, Report on Dairying and the Dairy Industry, March, 1922 (Dublin: Commission of Inquiry into the Resources and Industries of Ireland, 1922), 1.
65 Roy H.W. Johnston, Century of Endeavour: A Biographical and Autobiographical View of the Twentieth
Chelfyddyd y Crythor’ (MA thesis, University of Wales,
Aberystwyth, 1983) is a comprehensive account of the crwth and crowders.
The intriguingly named ‘The Good Robin’, indicted in Flint in 1569, almost
alone among vagabond–minstrels in Wales had an English name: NLW, Great
Sessions 14/68/Feb. 11 Eliz.
Cf. the autobiographical poetic complaints of Iocyn Ddu, made to sit among
inferior minstrels in a Cheshire hall, and Robin Clidro, unpaid after singing at
dinner in Ludow: texts and translations in Dafydd Johnston, Canu Maswedd yr
Oesoedd Canol: Medieval Welsh Erotic Poetry
up on the
lake. The water was higher than usual that year, and as he walked along
the shore he saw how the oncoming ice would soon encase the homes
of the small animals that had built them, hoping for protection from the
cold. These animals were the living, child parts of him, and though
there is a description of the awesome power of natural decay, there is
also a cry for helpful connection. This man lived in a world of frozen
love, and he feared involvement with me, since the sea was his own
destructiveness, as well as mine/the world’s.
when he came back
home to them, so I used to talk to them about “Daddy” and show
them his picture constantly. Then I would wonder, suppose he never
did come back? Was I only making it harder for them?’31 Such was
the burden of many thousands of young wives struggling to hold
together their diminished families. In an autobiographical short story,
‘The Sailor’s Wife’, written in 1945, Ann Chadwick graphically
conveyed the mental pressure on the lonely young wife. The woman
tries unsuccessfully to find a room for her baby and herself in a port
so that they can see her
historian and rigorously condemned both nationalism and nationalists,
issuing not only denunciations of opposition leaders but veiled attacks against her
husband as well. While her motives were unclear, her largely autobiographical texts
presented a rather bizarre schizophrenic view of her own social and political position.
23 Brian Hall, The Impossible Country: A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia
(Boston, MA: David R. Godine, 1994). See his chapter on Kosovo pp. 235–90.
24 Nikolai Velimirovich and Justin Popovich, ‘The Mystery and Meaning of the Battle of
properly underway. Gripped with the desire to make
his mark as a writer, the trip to Asia provided the raw material for
Stone’s first writing project: a semi-autobiographical novel that lay
dormant for many years before being published in the 1990s as A
Child’s Night Dream.
Figure 1 Lou and Oliver Stone, Hong Kong, February 1968
The themes of suicide and death reverberate through the
pages of this early writing, and it is not hard to see how the
American post-Second World War psychoses of power, responsibility, guilt and redemption dictate much of Stone
accessible way’, Ralf Dahrendorf would
note much later.18
der Bundesrepublik: Eine Gedächtnisschrift von Freunden, Kollegen und
Schülern, ed. by Horst Baier (Stuttgart, 1986); Volker Kempf, Wider die
Wirklichkeitsverweigerung: Helmut Schelsky – Leben, Werk, Aktualität
(Munich, 2012); and in the autobiographical texts in Helmut Schelsky,
Rückblicke eines ‘Anti-Soziologen’ (Opladen, 1981). The most detailed and
scholarly treatment of Schelsky’s life and work is provided in the articles in
Helmut Schelsky – der politische Anti-Soziologe: Eine Neurezeption, ed. by
transvected (p. 162).
119 Stephens, Demon Lovers, p. 162.
120 Augustine, The City of God, xviii.18, p. 192.
Scepticism and belief in English witchcraft drama
fiction at all.121 His authority led later medieval authors to follow
his assumption that Apuleius’s story was autobiographical.122
Adlington’s attitude to The Golden Asse is quite different from
Augustine’s – more open to the idea of it as fiction, but also seemingly
contradictory. In his dedicatory epistle, Adlington refers to The
Golden Asse as Apuleius’s ‘fable or feigned ieste’, which implies