Topics: Autobiography, Ghostwriter, Gerolamo Cardano Pages: 1 (504 words) Published: October 30, 2014
The first autobiographical work in Islamic society was written in the late 11th century, by HYPERLINK http// o Abdallah ibn Buluggin Abdallah ibn Buluggin, last Zirid king of Granada. In the 15th century, HYPERLINK http// o Leonor Lpez de Crdoba Leonor Lpez de Crdoba, a Spanish noblewoman, wrote herMemorias, which may be the first autobiography in HYPERLINK http// o Spanish language Castillian. Another autobiography of the period isDe vita propria, by the Italian mathematician, physician and astrologer HYPERLINK http// o Gerolamo Cardano Gerolamo Cardano(1574). The earliest known autobiography in English is the early 15th-century HYPERLINK http// o The Book of Margery Kempe Book of Margery Kempe, describing among other things HYPERLINK http// o Margery Kempe Kempespilgrimage to the HYPERLINK http// o Holy Land Holy Landand visit to HYPERLINK http// o Rome Rome. The book remained in manuscript and was not published until 1936. Notable English autobiographies of the 17th century include those of HYPERLINK http//,_1st_Baron_Herbert_of_Cherbury o Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury Lord Herbert of Cherbury(1643, published 1764) and HYPERLINK http// o John Bunyan John Bunyan(Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, 1666). rom the 17th century onwards, scandalous memoirs by supposed HYPERLINK http// o Libertine libertines, serving a public taste for titillation, have been frequently published. Typically HYPERLINK http// o Pseudonym pseudonymous, they were (and are) largely works of fiction written by HYPERLINK...
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