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Artful truths : the philosophy of memoir

Artful truths : the philosophy of memoir

Author: Helena De Bres
Publisher: Chicago : London ; The University of Chicago Press, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Offers a philosophical perspective on the nature and value of writing a memoir. Artful Truths offers a concise guide to the fundamental philosophical questions that arise when writing a literary work about your own life. Bringing a philosopher's perspective to a general audience, Helena de Bres addresses what a memoir is, how the genre relates to fiction, memoirists' responsibilities to their readers and subjects,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Bres, Helena.
Artful truths.
Chicago : London ; University of Chicago Press, 2021
(DLC) 2020045758
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helena De Bres
ISBN: 9780226793948 022679394X
OCLC Number: 1257083777
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: What is memoir? --
Is all memoir really fiction? --
Should memoirists aim to tell the truth? --
What do memoirists owe the people they write about --
Why write a memoir?
Responsibility: Helena de Bres.


Offers a philosophical perspective on the nature and value of writing a memoir.  Read more...


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"As a guide, de Bres has a lightness of touch that gives the reader plenty of space to reflect . . ." * Times Literary Supplement * "De Bres, who teaches at Wellesley College, in Massachusetts, Read more...

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