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A thoughful cultural analysis of Murasaki Shikibu’s major literary work is available in Richard Bowring, Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji (Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1988). 5. Leila Ahmed, ‘Between Two Worlds: The Formation of a Turn-of-the Century Egyptian Feminist’, in Bella Brodzki and Celeste Schenk (eds), Life/Lines: Theorizing Women’s Autobiography (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988), p. 154. 6. Roy Pascal, Design and Truth in Autobiography (New York: Garland, 1985), p.

10 By contrast, Jelinek contends, women’s autobiographies rarely mirror the establishment history of their times. 11 This is especially salient, Jelinek adds, in the case of autobiographies by women who were indeed public personas in every traditional sense of this expression. Six years later, Jelinek expanded on this theme in a major monograph. The author noted a pervasive sense of alterity in women’s autobiographies, a trait noticeably absent from most men’s writings in this genre. 12 Most notably, Jelinek describes the impact of women’s consciousness on matters of style and representation within their work.

Amongst the plethora of anarchist reminiscences, see most notably José Peirats, La CNT en la revolución española, 3 vols (Paris: Ruede Ibérico, 1971), now available in English as The CNT in the Spanish Revolution, 3 vols (Hastings: Christie Books, 2001–2005). On the POUM, see, above all, Reiner Tosstorff, Die POUM im spanischen Bürgerkrieg (Frankfurt: ISP-Verlag, 1987), the abridged and updated new edition of the former work; Reiner Tosstorff, Die POUM in der spanischen Revolution (Karlsruhe: ISP, 2006); and Victor Alba and Stephen Schwartz, Spanish Marxism vs.

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