Memoir

In 1992, the Stasi revealed that Christa Wolf had helped them out. She had no memory of having written a report for them.

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Kill Your Darlings

Is writing a memoir like murdering your family?

Is writing a memoir like murdering your family?

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Several years ago, David Shields staked out a new literary aesthetic with Reality Hunger. His latest, How Literature Saved My Life, reads like so many strung-together blog posts. But does that matter?

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Isherwood's overflowing diaries are in need of a thorough edit.

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Cahalan understands her memoir as an illumination of absence more than an act of retrospection.

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There Was a Country, a personal memoir, is a literal explanation of what happens when “the center cannot hold.”

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Few people manage to view themselves with the candor and subtlety that Roth summons in The Scientists.

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Robert Anasi suffer from a fatal lack of self-awareness, which constitutes its own brand of narcissism.

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As "part-returnee and part-tourist" Noo Saro-Wiwa chronicles Nigeria's path to globalism.

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Revolutionary Road

John Dramani Mahama, whose memoir My First Coup d’Etat shows an uncommon literary ambition, in late July became the new president of Ghana.

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