Memoir: A History

Memoir: A History

Ben Yagoda


From Augustine's Confessions to Augusten Burroughs's Running with Scissors, from Julius Caesar to Ulysses S. provide, from Mark Twain to David Sedaris, the paintings of memoir has had a desirable existence, and merits its personal biography. "As Yagoda says: 'Memoir has turn into the critical kind of the tradition: not just the way in which tales are informed, however the manner arguments are positioned forth, items and homes advertised, principles floated, acts justified, reputations built or salvaged. How did we come to this move? the one solution to solution that query is to return a few thousand years and inform the tale from the beginning,'" that is simply what Yagoda does during this "excellent" background (The Washington Post).

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