The Art of Time in Memoir
By (author) Sven Birkerts
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Art of Time in Memoir by Sven Birkerts
Book DescriptionMemoir is, for better and often for worse, the genre of our times,' Birkerts writes. This piece of elegant literary criticism seeks to understand what makes some memoirs memorable and others self-serving. Birkerts argues that the memoirists strategies for presenting the subjective experience of time reveal the power and resonance of the writer's life. By examining Virginia Woolf's A Sketch of the Past, and Mary Karr's The Liars' Club, Birkerts describes the memoirists essential art of assembling patterns of meaning.'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781555974893
(178mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publisher: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sven Birkerts
Reading Life, Paperback (March 2007)View all books by Sven Birkerts
In 12 far-reaching and intimate essays, Birkerts reflects upon his first readings of classic texts, including "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Lolita," and what later encounters reveal about time, memory, and the murmuring transistors of selfhood.
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Author Biography - Sven Birkerts
Sven Birkerts is the author of "Reading Life: Books for the Ages," "Readings," "The Gutenberg Elegies," and a memoir, "My Sky Blue Trades." He teaches at Harvard University and at the Bennington Writing Seminars and is the editor of "AGNI." He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.
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