Inventing the truth: the art and craft of memoir
In this rich and unusual book, which originated as a series of talks given at the New York Public Library, five American writers discuss the pleasures and problems of trying to reinvent the past.
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Five writers discuss the art of memoir in talks given at the New York Public Library. Each focuses on a corner of life, but one revealing both the person and the world that shaped him or her. Annie ... Read full review
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