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The memoir and the memoirist : reading and writing personal narrative

Author: Thomas Larson
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, ©2007.
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The memoir is the most popular and expressive literary form of our time. Writers embrace the memoir and readers devour it, propelling many memoirs by relative unknowns to the top of the best-seller list. Writing programs challenge authors to disclose themselves in personal narrative. Memoir and personal narrative urge writers to face the intimacies of the self and ask what is true. In The Memoir and the Memoirist,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larson, Thomas, 1949-
Memoir and the memoirist.
Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608390034
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Larson
ISBN: 9780804011006 0804011001 9780804011013 080401101X
OCLC Number: 84152888
Description: xiv, 211 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: This writing life now is what I have lived for: and introduction --
From autobiography to memoir --
Discovering a new literary form --
The past is never over --
The voice of childhood --
Myth-making in memoir --
The writer as archaeologist --
Sudden memoir (1) --
Sudden memoir (2) --
What is telling the truth? --
Which life am I supposed to live? --
Memoir and the inauthentic --
Two selves authenticated --
The trouble with narrative --
The world the self inherits --
A memoir culture.
Responsibility: Thomas Larson.
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"This thoughtfully reasoned and lucidly written book delves further into the dynamics of the new memoir than anything I know of, and is sure to spark discussion, help guide would-be practitioners, Read more...

 
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