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(of a written work) dealing with the writer's own life:‘an autobiographical account’‘the book is partly autobiographical’
- ‘Her autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, appeared under her own name in 1971.’
- ‘So it sounds like there is an autobiographical angle to some of the things that you write.’
- ‘Although she insists the book is not based on her own life, the central character is largely autobiographical.’
- ‘Now she has written an autobiographical novel in an attempt to exorcise her trauma.’
- ‘The most famous published autobiographical accounts of the intercontinental trade were predominately male.’
- ‘He also wrote an autobiographical novel in the cruel and sentimental manner: characters as puppets on a string.’
- ‘He admits the story is partly autobiographical, drawn from his experiences on the live music scene.’
- ‘He supplies almost no autobiographical material and tries to come across as just a regular guy.’
- ‘Each article is prefaced by an autobiographical account of its genesis and by other retrospective thoughts.’
- ‘He has taken the autobiographical genre and adapted it to suit his own particular requirements.’
- ‘These stories were written over many years and often rework autobiographical material.’
- ‘There's a lot of people writing very autobiographical songs and I feel I encouraged people to go in that direction.’
- ‘As she points out, most poets these days begin with autobiographical material.’
- ‘A few years ago I was supervising a Masters student who was writing an autobiographical novel.’
- ‘Only now do we know just how autobiographical these three novels really were.’
- ‘The stories strike a balance between being autobiographical and being about society at large.’
- ‘First, it could well be the case that writers become more autobiographical as time goes on.’
- ‘Everyone asks her how autobiographical the book is, she says wearily.’
- ‘Much of his work is autobiographical but he says this is his most personal project yet.’
- ‘A lot of the incidents in the book actually happened to him, he concedes: but it is not purely autobiographical.’
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