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Memoir 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 Details

ISBN: 9781555974893
ISBN-10: 1555974899
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publisher: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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