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The Resource The art of time in memoir : then, again, Sven Birkerts

The art of time in memoir : then, again, Sven Birkerts

Label
The art of time in memoir : then, again
Title
The art of time in memoir
Title remainder
then, again
Statement of responsibility
Sven Birkerts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Art of Time in Memoir, critic, editor, and memoirist Sven Birkerts examines the human impulse to write about the self. "Memoir is, for better and often for worse, the genre of our times," Birkerts writes. But what makes one memoir memorable and another self-serving? What determines the difference between graceful disclosure and sensational self-exposure? Birkerts argues that the memoirist's strategies for presenting the subjective experience of time reveal the power and resonance of the writer's life. By examining memoirs such as Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory, Virginia Woolf's unfinished A Sketch of the Past, and Mary Karr's The Liars' Club, Birkerts describes the memoirist's essential art of assembling patterns of meaning, how the work stirs to life our own sense of past and present."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birkerts, Sven
Dewey number
809/.93592
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT25
LC item number
.B57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The art of series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Time in literature
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Time in literature
  • Autobiografie
  • Autobiografische Literatur
  • Zeit (Motiv)
  • Autobiographie
  • Zeit <Motiv>
  • Literatur
Label
The art of time in memoir : then, again, Sven Birkerts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-194)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- The time of our lives -- Paradises lost: the lyrical seekers -- Coming-of-age -- Fathers and sons -- Mothers and daughters -- Trauma and memory
Control code
ocn153578916
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781555974893
Lccn
2007924774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555974893
  • (OCoLC)153578916
Label
The art of time in memoir : then, again, Sven Birkerts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-194)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- The time of our lives -- Paradises lost: the lyrical seekers -- Coming-of-age -- Fathers and sons -- Mothers and daughters -- Trauma and memory
Control code
ocn153578916
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781555974893
Lccn
2007924774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555974893
  • (OCoLC)153578916

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