Georges Gusdorf

Lifelines 2 Auto-bio-graphy Publication date : December 1, 1990

Auto: self. Bio: life. Graphy: writing. These are the three axes of autobiography, the infinitely varied literary genre which G. Gusdorf has chosen to explore. Through the writings of Amiel, Valéry, Barthes, Saint-Augustine, Goethe and Leiris, Gusdorf reveals the primary reason behind any autobiographical enterprise: to write one s life is to give it meaning.