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An autobiography is a biography in which the author writes about his or her own life. It is a self-written account of one's own life.

It is one of the earliest form of literature, but the word itself is quite modern.[1]

The word comes from the Greek stems "auto" (meaning "self"), "bio“ (meaning "life"), and "graph" (meaning "write").


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  1. Pascal, Roy (1960). Design and truth in autobiography. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
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