The Art of Memoir

Written By Mary Karr
The Art of Memoir
  • Publsiher : Harper
  • Release : 15 September 2015
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 7 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Art of Memoir written by Mary Karr which was release on 15 September 2015, this book published by Harper. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “In some ways, writing a memoir is knocking yourself out with your own fist, if it’s done right.”—from The Art of Memoir Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed, Koren Zailckas, and Keith Gessen.) In The Art of Memoir, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and “black-belt sinner,” providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre. Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers’ experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr’s own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told—and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.) As she breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, she breaks open our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminates the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate. Joining such classics as Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, The Art of Memoir is an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today’s most popular literary forms—a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft.

The Art of Memoir

The Art of Memoir
  • Author : Mary Karr
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : “In some ways, writing a memoir is knocking yourself out with your own fist, if it’s done right.”—from The Art of Memoir Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times ...

The Art of Time in Memoir

The Art of Time in Memoir
  • Author : Sven Birkerts
  • Publisher : Art of
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : In The Art of Time in Memoir, critic, editor, and memoirist Sven Birkerts examines the human impulse to write about the self. "Memoir is, for better and often for worse, the genre of our times," Birkerts writes. But what makes one memoir memorable and another self-serving? What determines the difference ...

Inventing the Truth

Inventing the Truth
  • Author : Russell Baker,William Zinsser,William Knowlton Zinsser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors -- Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson -- reflect on the writing process....

Done by Me

 Done by Me
  • Author : Marina Muecke,Joy Stewart
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : Download or read online Done by Me written by Marina Muecke,Joy Stewart, published by which was released on 1999. Get Done by Me Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Art of Vanishing

The Art of Vanishing
  • Author : Laura Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : A young woman chafing at the confines of marriage confronts the high cost of craving freedom and adventure in a memoir that "pushes literary boundaries" (The Atlantic) At twenty-five, as her wedding date approached, Laura Smith began to feel trapped. Not by her fiancé, who shared her appetite for adventure, ...

The Art of Caregiving in Fiction Film and Memoir

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  • Author : Jeffrey Berman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-04-21
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : Bringing together the human story of care with its representation in film, fiction and memoir, this book combines an analysis of care narratives to inform and inspire ideas about this major role in life. Alongside analysis of narratives drawn from literature and film, the author sensitively interweaves the story of ...

Write Fantastic Non fiction and Get It Published

Write Fantastic Non fiction   and Get It Published
  • Author : Claire Gillman
  • Publisher : Teach Yourself
  • Release Date : 2011-04-29
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : ""Write Fantastic Non-fiction and get it Published"" is designed specifically for you, if you want to turn your idea into a book. If you're wondering where to start, this book clearly explains how to select a subject, hone your research skills, explore different genres and styles and edit your work. ...

The Art of Cathartic Memoir

The Art of Cathartic Memoir
  • Author : Krista Burlae
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Total pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : For countless years, emotional pain has been a catalyst for creation. Musicians and mystics, artists and authors have transformed personal tragedy into works of sublime beauty—and in doing so, often found inner peace. The Art of Cathartic Memoir explicitly shows writers how to recast their experiences into art while ...

The Art of Being Deaf

The Art of Being Deaf
  • Author : Donna McDonald
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : Download or read online The Art of Being Deaf written by Donna McDonald, published by which was released on 2014. Get The Art of Being Deaf Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
  • Author : Anya Von Bremzen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : Evokes a mid-twentieth-century Soviet experience, as the author traces her upbringing by an anti-Soviet mother, her witness to the political events surrounding the empire's collapse, and her parallel food universes that included both simple and sumptuousfare....

The Art of Losing It

The Art of Losing It
  • Author : Rosemary Keevil
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : When her husband dies of cancer and her brother dies of AIDS in the same year Rosemary is catapulted into a hurricane of grief. Left to raise her two young daughters on her own, she seeks refuge in drugs and alcohol....

Writing the Sacred Journey

Writing the Sacred Journey
  • Author : Elizabeth J Andrew
  • Publisher : Skinner House Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : Writing the Sacred Journey shows readers how to write about spirituality and the interior life with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate materials, move swiftly through drafts, and gain confidence and ease in their writing. Writing the Sacred Journey helps readers to uncover and honor the sacred ...

The Eye

The Eye
  • Author : Philippe Costamagna
  • Publisher : New Vessel Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : “Lifting the veil on the shadowy world of art insiders, Costamagna delivers an entertaining reflection on the dealers, devotees, and decision makers.” —Town & Country Magazine It’s a rare and secret profession, comprising a few dozen people around the world equipped with a mysterious mixture of knowledge and innate sensibility. ...

Poster Boy

Poster Boy
  • Author : Peter Drew
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : When you’re sneaking around the city at night you feel like a kid again. The seriousness of the world is unmasked as a series of facades, dead objects just waiting to be painted. I was immediately hooked. Out on the street I could say anything I wanted. So what ...

The Art of Plants vs Zombies

The Art of Plants vs  Zombies
  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9780062223067
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Summary : Get the story of the mulchifying super hit Plants vs. Zombies™ from the zombies' point of view. Part zombie memoir, part celebration of zombie triumphs, and part antiplant screed, this treasure trove of never-before-seen concept art covers Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, Plants vs. Zombies: ...