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Memoir and the Memoirist Reading and Writing Personal Narrative

ISBN-10: 080401101X
ISBN-13: 9780804011013
Edition: 2007
Authors: Thomas Larson
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Swallow Press
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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. InThe Memoir and the Memoirist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson explores the craft and purpose of writing this new form. Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir-a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the authorrsquo;s past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. The Memoir and the Memoiristtouches on the nuances of memory, of finding and telling the truth, and of disclosing onersquo;s deepest self. It explores the craft and purpose of personal narrative by looking in detail at more than a dozen examples by writers such as Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Mark Doty, Nuala Orsquo;Faolain, Rick Bragg, and Joseph Lelyveld to show what they reveal about themselves. Larson also opens up his own writing and that of his students to demonstrate the hidden mechanics of the writing process. For both the interested reader of memoir and the writer wrestling with the craft, The Memoir and the Memoiristprovides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.

Thomas Larson is the author of The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative . For twelve years, he has been a staff writer for the San Diego Reader where he specializes in profiles, narrative nonfiction, and investigative journalism. A dynamic speaker, Larson presents workshops on memoir writing and lectures on Samuel Barber's music throughout the country. he lives in San Diego with his partner Suzanna Neal.

Preface
This Writing Life Now Is What I've Lived For: An 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 Archeologist
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
Notes
Memoirs
Works Cited

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