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The Rise of the Memoir

Alex Zwerdling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755784
eISBN:
9780191816918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755784.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

“The memoir” has come to dominate autobiographical writing. What are its roots, and what explains its wide appeal? It focuses on the private rather than public life, and on experiences we would ... More


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