Inventing the truth: the art and craft of memoir

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Houghton Mifflin, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
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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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Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career with the New York Herald Tribune and has long been a free-lance writer for leading magazines. He now teaches at the New School in New York City.

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