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Published: 01 February 2017

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198755784

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The Rise of the Memoir

Alex Zwerdling

  • Examines the rise of the memoir through a comprehensive analysis of works by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Gosse,Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Vladimir Nabokov, Primo Levi, and Maxine Hong Kingston.
  • Considers memoirs lodged firmly within the longer literary tradition for points of orientation in his account.
  • Concludes with a discussion of the work of a late twentieth-century writer who uses both the resources of fiction and the discipline of fact.

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