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The title of this autobiography is: PIONEERING OVER FOUR EPOCHS. This Part 4 begins with an INTRODUCTION TO BOOK TWO
Book One of this autobiography has taken you, dear reader, to the start of the tenth and final stage of history, as Shoghi Effendi called the years, the time, after April 21st 1963. It has also provided a brief survey of the years up to the first year of the Nine Year Plan in 1964-1965, to the beginning of anything that could be called my sex life in 1965 and to the death of my father that same year as I turned 21.
Book Two will take the story and the analysis up to the time of writing this work, a writing that took place in stages, over many years of a long process from 1984 to now—2011. I will then give you a final Book Three of interviews, poetry, essays and a discussion of history.
This Book Two begins, then, with volume 3 chapter 2 of my autobiography.
VOLUME 3: CHAPTER TWO
HOMEFRONT PIONEERING 2--1965 to 1967:
"To capture one's life textually is a doomed struggle....."
Western autobiography has a strong emphasis on the individual and tends to be linear and chronological; autobiography among many non-western cultures has a strong focus on community. These tend to be non-linear, circular, include flashbacks and a range of techniques involving the perspectives of others in addition to the narrative position of the main storyteller. -Ron Price with thanks to Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior, Random House, NY, 1976.