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The Resource The art of memoir, Mary Karr

The art of memoir, Mary Karr

Label
The art of memoir
Title
The art of memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mary Karr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Karr breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, opening our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminating the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate
Summary
A renowned Syracuse University professor builds on her memoirs and literary anecdotes to outline her personal writing process while identifying the elements of a successful memoir
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443401
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
809/.93592
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT25
LC item number
.K32 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of memoir, Mary Karr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caveat emptor -- Welcome to my chew toy -- The past's vigor -- The truth contract twixt writer and reader -- Why not to write a memoir : plus a pop quiz to protect the bleeding & box out the rigid -- A voice conjures the human who utters it -- Don't try this at home : the seductive, narcissistic count -- Sacred carnality -- How to choose a detail -- Hucksters, the deluded, and big fat liars -- Interiority and inner enemy : private agonies read deeper than external whammies -- On finding the nature of your talent -- The visionary Maxine Hong Kingston -- Dealing with beloveds (on and off the page) -- On information, facts, and data -- Personal run-ins with fake voices -- On book structure and the order of information -- The road to hell is paved with exaggeration -- Blind spots and false selves -- Truth hunger : the public and private burning of Kathryn Harrison -- Old-school technologies for the stalled novice -- Major reversals in Cherry and Lit -- Why memoirs fail -- An incomplete checklist to stave off dread -- Michael Herr : start in Kansas, end in Oz -- Against vanity : in praise of revision
Control code
5751643
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780062223067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn899226601
  • (OCoLC)899226601
Label
The art of memoir, Mary Karr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caveat emptor -- Welcome to my chew toy -- The past's vigor -- The truth contract twixt writer and reader -- Why not to write a memoir : plus a pop quiz to protect the bleeding & box out the rigid -- A voice conjures the human who utters it -- Don't try this at home : the seductive, narcissistic count -- Sacred carnality -- How to choose a detail -- Hucksters, the deluded, and big fat liars -- Interiority and inner enemy : private agonies read deeper than external whammies -- On finding the nature of your talent -- The visionary Maxine Hong Kingston -- Dealing with beloveds (on and off the page) -- On information, facts, and data -- Personal run-ins with fake voices -- On book structure and the order of information -- The road to hell is paved with exaggeration -- Blind spots and false selves -- Truth hunger : the public and private burning of Kathryn Harrison -- Old-school technologies for the stalled novice -- Major reversals in Cherry and Lit -- Why memoirs fail -- An incomplete checklist to stave off dread -- Michael Herr : start in Kansas, end in Oz -- Against vanity : in praise of revision
Control code
5751643
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780062223067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn899226601
  • (OCoLC)899226601

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