The Art of Time in Memoir
Then, AgainBook - 2008
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.'
Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2008
Characteristics: 194 pages ; 18 cm.