The Memoir and the Memoirist

The Memoir and the Memoirist
  • Author : Thomas Larson
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2007-05-15
  • ISBN : 9780804040297

The Memoir and the Memoirist Book Review:

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. In The 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 author’s past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. The Memoir and the Memoirist touches on the nuances of memory, of finding and telling the truth, and of disclosing one’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 O’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 Memoirist provides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr. William Carvosso, Sixty Years a Class-leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr. William Carvosso, Sixty Years a Class-leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection
  • Author : William Carvosso
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 351
  • Relase : 1859
  • ISBN : OSU:32435007055049

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr. William Carvosso, Sixty Years a Class-leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection Book Review:

The novels of Tobias Smollett. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott

The novels of Tobias Smollett. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott
  • Author : Tobias George [novels] Smollett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 746
  • Relase : 1821
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590922585

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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ...

The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ...
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105005678615

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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review

Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 776
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030568912

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I Will Be Complete

I Will Be Complete
  • Author : Glen David Gold
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2018-06-26
  • ISBN : 9781101946404

I Will Be Complete Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts: about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother. Glen David Gold’s earliest memories are of a childhood in which he had everything he could possibly want. But when his father’s fortune disappeared and his parents divorced, Gold fell out of his well-curated Southern California life. He was now growing up by the side of his increasingly erratic mother, among con men and get-rich schemes in ‘70s San Francisco. Gold brings all his gifts as a novelist to a kaleidoscope of his most formative experiences: his salvation at boarding school; his dream job at an independent bookstore; a punk rock riot; a romance with a femme fatale; the start of his writing career; and his estrangement from his mother, who moved in with her soul mate, a man who threatened to kill her. By turns heartbreaking and disarmingly funny, I Will Be Complete is one son’s journey, a series of love stories layered into a search for autonomy, and, ultimately, a way of letting go.

The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record

The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1867
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555008557

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Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
  • Author : Samuel Austin Allibone
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 754
  • Relase : 1896
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB11167214

Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century Book Review:

The Attic

The Attic
  • Author : Guanlong Cao
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 255
  • Relase : 1996-04-02
  • ISBN : 0520917448

The Attic Book Review:

Novelist Guanlong Cao's autobiographical account of growing up in urban Shanghai affords a rare glimpse into daily life during the forty turbulent years following the Communist Revolution. Forced to the bottom of Chinese society as "class enemies," Cao's family eked out a meager existence in a cramped attic. The details of their day-to-day existence—the endless quest for enough food, its preparation, Cao's schooling and friends, the stirrings of sexual desire, his dreams and fantasies—are brought brilliantly to life in spare yet evocative prose. The memoir illuminates a world largely unknown to Westerners, one where human pettiness, cruelty, joy, and tenderness play themselves out against a backdrop of political upheaval and material scarcity. Reminiscent of the concise style of classical Chinese memoirs, Cao's lean, elegant prose heightens the emotional intensity of his story. Perceptive and humorous, his voice is deeply original. It is a voice that demands to be heard—for the historical moment it captures as well as for the personal revelations it distills.

Supplement to the Courant

Supplement to the Courant
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 1840
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433081677241

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The Christian Library

The Christian Library
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 848
  • Relase : 1835
  • ISBN : HARVARD:AH6N4P

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My Father's Paradise

My Father's Paradise
  • Author : Ariel Sabar
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 369
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781565129962

My Father's Paradise Book Review:

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Autobiography: “A powerful story of the meaning of family and tradition inside a little-known culture” (San Francisco Chronicle). In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics, gifted storytellers, and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born. Yona’s son, Ariel, grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people’s traditions. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father’s strange immigrant heritage—until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family’s place in the sweeping saga of Middle Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world’s attention. “Graceful and resonant . . . A personal undertaking for a son who admits he never understood his unassuming, penny-pinching immigrant father.” —The New York Times Book Review “Sabar’s family history turns out to be more than the chronicle of one man’s efforts to retain something of his homeland in new surroundings. It’s also a moving story about the near-death of an ancient language and the tiny flicker of life that remains in it.” —The Washington Post Book World “One of the best recent memoirs I’ve read.” —The Huffington Post

The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 854
  • Relase : 1827
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555005889

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The Works of Daniel Defoe

The Works of Daniel Defoe
  • Author : Daniel Defoe,William Hazlitt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 782
  • Relase : 1840
  • ISBN : OXFORD:300150535

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Accidental Lessons

Accidental Lessons
  • Author : David W. Berner
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2009-02
  • ISBN : 9781606933916

Accidental Lessons Book Review:

In the middle of painful personal times, Chicago journalist Berner makes a decision that changes his life forever--he takes a job in a public school outside Chicago where the students are representations of society's "throw-aways."

A Holistic Educator's Journey

A Holistic Educator's Journey
  • Author : John P. Miller
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Pages : 153
  • Relase : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781648026430

A Holistic Educator's Journey Book Review:

This memoir describes the journey of John (Jack) Miller. The book explores how his personal journey is related to the work he has done in holistic education, contemplative education, and spirituality in education. In holistic education the personal and professional are connected. Professor Miller’s journey includes events, books, teachers, and the many factors in his life that have contributed to his work, which includes more than 20 books and extensive travel around the world. An example of the relationship between the personal and the professional is that Jack began meditating in 1974 and this practice has provided the foundation for much of his teaching and writing. Professor Miller’s book, The Holistic Curriculum, first published in 1988 along with the publication of the Holistic Education Review have been seen as the beginning of holistic education as a field of study. Since his journey has been connected with so many other holistic educators, this book can serve as one perspective on how the field has unfolded over the past 35 years. Besides this historical perspective the book includes a chapter on his meditation practice as well his beliefs. There is also a chapter on his teaching and how he attempts to embody holistic education in his classroom. Praise for A Holistic Educator's Journey: "Rarely does a field-builder allow us the opportunity to journey into the life-long journey leading to the formation of the work. With bold transparency, Miller shares his enormously rich professional and personal journey of seven decades with an open hand. He shows us the terrane of his inner and outer life." Lisa Miller, Author The Spiritual Child Teachers College, Columbia University "Whether in the classroom, writing books, keynoting, or being a friend, Jack Miller’s life journey exemplifies his multi-dimensional embracing of “the way of nature” and accepting of the mysterious. Always acknowledging the Indigenous roots of holistic education, he managed to bring parts of the Indigenous worldview into schools in ways that accommodated all cultures. This book gives testimony to his great contribution to understanding why we must return to our interconnected way of being." Four Arrows, Author Sitting Bull’s Words for a World in Crises

Mellencamp

Mellencamp
  • Author : David Masciotra
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2015-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780813147345

Mellencamp Book Review:

Throughout his prolific career, John Mellencamp has performed more than twenty Top 40 hits, has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hits like "Jack and Diane," "Small Town," and "Cherry Bomb" are iconic American songs that have played an important role in defining midwestern music and developing the rock genre. Despite his critical and commercial success, however, the rough guy from a small town writing songs about everything he "learned about living" is often omitted from the ranks of America's songwriting elite. In Mellencamp, David Masciotra explores the life and career of one of America's most important and underrated songwriters, persuasively arguing that he deserves to be celebrated alongside artists like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. Beginning with his modest beginnings in Seymour, Indiana, Masciotra details Mellencamp's road to fame, examining his struggles with the music industry and his persistent dedication to his midwestern roots. Shaking off the shortsighted "regionalist" stereotype and dismissing his assumed pop-star persona, Mellencamp found success by remaining true to where he came from. This thoughtful analysis highlights four decades of the artist's music, which has consistently elevated the dignity of everyday people and honored the quiet heroism of raising families and working hard. This first serious biography of the legendary musician will charm fans and music enthusiasts who are interested in the development of roots rock and Americana music.

Educated

Educated
  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2018-02-20
  • ISBN : 9781443452502

Educated Book Review:

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

Dinners with Ruth

Dinners with Ruth
  • Author : Nina Totenberg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2022-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781982188108

Dinners with Ruth Book Review:

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly fifty years with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something revolutionary: declare a law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special relationship: Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship.

Greenbank's Periodical Library

Greenbank's Periodical Library
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1833
  • ISBN : MINN:31951000734653H

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