semiautobiographical

adjective
semi·​au·​to·​bio·​graph·​i·​cal | \ˌse-mē-ˌȯ-tə-ˌbī-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semiautobiographical 

: partly autobiographical a semiautobiographical comedy

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In 1961, Simon then made his Broadway debut with the smash hit Come Blow Your Horn, a semiautobiographical play that was turned into a film starring Frank Sinatra two years later. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Pulitzer Prize–Winning Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91," 26 Aug. 2018 Currently, Khavari is writing a script for a semiautobiographical pilot about her family and friends, growing up Iranian in Oakland. Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kathreen Khavari, the voice of Ms. Marvel, battles Hollywood typecasting," 30 Apr. 2018 Jessica Hagedorn’s world premiere, seen Thursday, April 19, at Magic Theatre, reworks her 1996 semiautobiographical novel of the same name. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "At Magic, being a ‘Gangster’ is too easy — and too dull," 20 Apr. 2018 His last published poem, Kidd said, was a semiautobiographical piece about a recent purchase in Stonington, Conn., where Mr. McClatchy — like Merrill — kept a home for many years. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "J.D. McClatchy, elegant poet and ‘literary polymath,’ dies at 72," 11 Apr. 2018 His last published poem, Kidd said, was a semiautobiographical piece about a recent purchase in Stonington, Conn., where McClatchy — like Merrill — kept a home for many years. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Highly regarded poet J.D. McClatchy has died at age 72," 12 Apr. 2018 Most forward movement happened in the 1990s, thanks to female authors writing semiautobiographical novels about their mothers. Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mothers, daughters and Oscar: A love story — especially this year," 22 Dec. 2017 Though everything works out happily in the end, this semiautobiographical book shines a light on the real issues surrounding immigration and what happens when children are caught in the middle. Wendy Dunn, star-telegram, "Immigration stories explain current affairs in a way children, teens can understand," 20 Oct. 2017 The 1991 play was the third in a series of semiautobiographical marital tales by Jerry Mayer. Daryl H. Miller, latimes.com, "The 99-Seat-Beat: Renew old friendships with 'A Love Affair' or 'Resolving Hedda'," 13 Oct. 2017

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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