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The Art of Time in Memoir

The Art of Time in Memoir
Then, Again

by Sven Birkerts

  • Publisher : Art of
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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."--BOOK JACKET.

The Liars' Club

The Liars' Club
A Memoir

by Mary Karr

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-05-31
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1101650737
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet's ear.” –Oprah.com The New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation. The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. This unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was.

The Art of Vanishing

The Art of Vanishing
A Memoir of Wanderlust

by Laura Smith

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-02-06
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0399563601
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A young woman chafing at the confines of marriage confronts the high cost of craving freedom and adventure in a memoir that "pushes literary boundaries" (The Atlantic) At twenty-five, as her wedding date approached, Laura Smith began to feel trapped. Not by her fiancé, who shared her appetite for adventure, but by the unsettling idea that it was hard to be at once married and free. Laura wanted her life to be different. She wanted her marriage to be different. And she found in the strangely captivating story of another restless young woman determined to live without constraints both an enticement and a challenge. Barbara Newhall Follett was a free-spirited trailblazer who published her first novel at 11, enlisted as a deck hand on a boat bound for the south China seas at 15 and was one of the first women to hike the Appalachian trail. Then in December 1939, when she was not much older than Laura, she walked out of her apartment on a quiet tree-lined street in Brookline, leaving behind a fraying marriage, and vanished without a trace. Obsessed by her story, Laura set off to find out what had happened. The Art of Vanishing is a riveting mystery and a piercing exploration of marriage and convention that asks deep and uncomfortable questions: Why do we give up on our childhood dreams? Is marriage a golden noose? Must we find ourselves in the same row houses with Pottery Barn lamps telling our kids to behave? Searingly honest and written with a raw intensity, it will challenge you to rethink your most intimate decisions and may just upend your life.

The Art of Caregiving in Fiction, Film, and Memoir

The Art of Caregiving in Fiction, Film, and Memoir
A Book

by Jeffrey Berman

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2022-04-21
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1350185361
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing together the human story of care with its representation in film, fiction and memoir, this book combines an analysis of care narratives to inform and inspire ideas about this major role in life. Alongside analysis of narratives drawn from literature and film, the author sensitively interweaves the story of his wife's illness and care to illuminate perspectives on dealing with human decline. Examining texts from a diverse range of authors such as Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton and Alice Munro, and filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman and Michael Haneke, it addresses questions such as why caregiving is a dangerous activity, the ethical problems of writing about caregiving, the challenges of reading about caregiving, and why caregiving is so important. It serves as a fire starter on the subject of how we can gain insight into the challenges and opportunities of caregiving through the creative arts.

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
A Memoir of Food and Longing

by Anya Von Bremzen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 0307886824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Evokes a mid-twentieth-century Soviet experience, as the author traces her upbringing by an anti-Soviet mother, her witness to the political events surrounding the empire's collapse, and her parallel food universes that included both simple and sumptuousfare.

The Art of Losing It

The Art of Losing It
A Memoir

by Rosemary Keevil

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781631527777
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When her husband dies of cancer and her brother dies of AIDS in the same year Rosemary is catapulted into a hurricane of grief. Left to raise her two young daughters on her own, she seeks refuge in drugs and alcohol.

Dangerous When Wet

Dangerous When Wet
A Memoir

by Jamie Brickhouse

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1466837306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A blisteringly funny, wrenching account of wrestling way too close to—and later loose from—booze, sex and drugs and his adorable, infuriating mother. Bravo!" —Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author of The Liars' Club "Whoever said you can't get sober for someone else never met my mother, Mama Jean. When I came to in a Manhattan emergency room after an overdose to the news that she was on her way from Texas, I panicked. She was the last person I wanted to see on that dark September morning, but the person I needed the most." So begins this astonishing memoir—by turns both darkly comic and deeply poignant—about this native Texan's long struggle with alcohol, his complicated relationship with Mama Jean, and his sexuality. From the age of five all Brickhouse wanted was to be at a party with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other and all Mama Jean wanted was to keep him at that age, her Jamie doll forever. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, always camera-ready and flamboyantly outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his whole life, no matter how far away he went or how deep in booze he swam. Brickhouse's journey takes him from Texas to a high-profile career in book publishing amid New York's glamorous drinking life to his near-fatal descent into alcoholism. After Mama Jean ushers him into rehab and he ultimately begins to dig out of the hole he'd found himself in, he almost misses his chance to prove that he loves her as much as she loves him. Bitingly funny, raw, and insightful, Dangerous When Wet is the unforgettable story of a unique relationship between a son and his mother.

The Art of Creative Research

The Art of Creative Research
A Field Guide for Writers

by Philip Gerard

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2017-02-21
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 022617980X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everyone who writes a novel, a poem, or a memoir almost certainly conducts research along the waywhether to develop a story idea, or to capture the voice, the speech patterns, or the exact words of a character, or to ensure authenticity or accuracy of detail in describing a person, a place, an object, a setting. This kind of experiential research is an art form of its own, and this book is the first to treat it as such. Addressing writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, Philip Gerard covers all the different kinds of archives that might inform creative work, including historical documents, site visits, interviews, and memory. He offers practical tips for drawing on these different types of sources, including such mundane matters as planning and budgeting for travel costs, arranging access in advance, and troubleshooting when plans go awry. And he illustrates how the insights gleaned from research can be incorporated into stories, poems, and nonfiction using examples from a wide range of writers."

The Art of War

The Art of War
A Memoir of Life in Prison With Mafia, Serial Killers and Sex Offenders Who Get Stabbed

by Glenn Langohr,Lockdownpublishing Art

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2013-08-06
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9781492102502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sex Offenders, who molest and rape children, inflict damage upon them for life. Many victims become drug addicts and criminals who were never defended. In the Art of War: A Prison Memoir, best selling author Glenn Langohr takes you inside a California prison where a guard worked with the inmates to have a notorious "Child Molester" stabbed. He furnished them with the court paperwork that exposed "44" convictions of rape. Where Mobsters, Serial Killers and Gangs are all fighting to survive, this is, "The Art of War."

The Nightcrawler King

The Nightcrawler King
Memoirs of an Art Museum Curator

by William Fagaly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-01-15
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781496829818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A moving and fun account of the man who influenced fifty years of growth at the New Orleans Museum of Art

The Situation and the Story

The Situation and the Story
The Art of Personal Narrative

by Vivian Gornick

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2002-10-11
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1466819014
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator but in nonfiction the reader must always be persuaded that the narrator is speaking truth. How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the truth-speaker who will tell the story a personal narrative needs to tell? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks--and answers. Taking us on a reading tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated the century, and demonstrates the enduring truth-speaker to be found in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, Joan Didion, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, or Marguerite Duras. This book, which grew out of fifteen years teaching in MFA programs, is itself a model of the lucid intelligence that has made Gornick one of our most admired writers of nonfiction. In it, she teaches us to write by teaching us how to read: how to recognize truth when we hear it in the writing of others and in our own.

The Art of Perception

The Art of Perception
Memoirs of a Life in PR

by Robert Leaf

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2012-09-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0857899597
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Robert Leaf is the father of modern international public relations and this is the memoir of a man who has been at the forefront of the PR industry for almost 50 years The Art of Perception is the memoir of Robert Leaf, the man who is considered to be the all-time leader in the field of international public relations. As the international CEO of Burson-Marsteller, which became the world's largest PR firm during his tenure, he was the first executive to bring PR to the Soviet Union during the Cold War and established the first official Chinese government PR firm. He started the first international PR firm in the Middle East and opened offices throughout the world. He has advised governments, major corporations, and leading individuals, and has been involved in some of the biggest news stories of the time. Now, in a changing world of 24-hour news cycles in which global disasters are shared on the most personal levels and events make it from smartphone to headline news in seconds, the need to manage perceptions has never been more essential for corporations and individuals. In a memoir that is as entertaining as it is informative, Leaf shares his unique experiences in a book that is essential reading for communicators, business professionals, and anyone who would like to improve their skills in the art of managing perceptions.

The Art of Digression

The Art of Digression
Scraps Orts & Fragments : Memoir Poetry & Prose

by Dorothy Alexander

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN : 9781936923090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poster Boy

Poster Boy
A Memoir of Art and Politics

by Peter Drew

  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release : 2019-08-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1743820844
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When you’re sneaking around the city at night you feel like a kid again. The seriousness of the world is unmasked as a series of facades, dead objects just waiting to be painted. I was immediately hooked. Out on the street I could say anything I wanted. So what did I want to say? Peter Drew’s posters are a familiar sight across Australia – his ‘Real Australians Say Welcome’ and ‘Aussie’ campaigns took on lives of their own, attaining cult status and starting conversations all over the country. But who made them, and why? In this irresistible and unexpected memoir, Peter Drew searches for the answers to these questions. He traces the links between his creative and personal lives, and discovers surprising parallels between Australia’s dark, unacknowledged past and the unspoken conflict at the core of his own family. Packed full of Peter Drew’s memorable images, Poster Boy is an intelligent, funny and brutally honest dive into the stew of individual, family and national identity. It’s about politics and art, and why we need them both. And it’s about making a mark. ‘Peter Drew’s work changes how we see our streets and country, as well as activism and art. Be warned: This galvanising book might propel you to start a movement yourself.’ —Benjamin Law 'An unflinching look at modern Australia, Poster Boy is a tale literally told from the streets. It is a stark story where the villains blend in with those devoted to pushing for change. This book floored me.' —Osher Günsberg ‘To read Poster Boy is to experience the life-enriching idea that one person can make real change. Then wait for the minute, the day, the week, when the afterglow of his story works its magic on your own simple deeds. From little things, big things truly grow.’ —Megan Morton ‘An insightful look into the life and mind of one of Australia's most progressive and forthright artists of our generation.’ —Nick Mitzevich, director of the National Gallery of Australia

Memoirs Illustrative of the Art of Glass-painting

Memoirs Illustrative of the Art of Glass-painting
A Book

by Charles Winston

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Art School Dance

The Art School Dance
A Memoir

by John Froy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9781901677959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This second volume of John Froy's memoir, a sequel to his childhood story in '70 Waterloo Road', takes us from Italy to Reading University and Falmouth School of Art with many twists and turns between. The memoir chronicles the life of an art student in the 70s: a time of great experiment and change; the figurative/abstract divide in painting and sculpture; the new photography, film and Happenings.

Masters of the Art

Masters of the Art
A Marine's Memoir of Parris Island and Vietnam

by Ronald Winter

  • Publisher : Carlton Press Corporation
  • Release : 1989-01-01
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 9780806234816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Radiance

Radiance
The Art of Self Love : A Memoir, A Musing, A Map

by Michelle Holdt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-11-22
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9780578615509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Badass Corazon Michelle Holdt shares a memoir of growing up with blind parents. Both her younger brother, and later her father, battled and succumbed to cancer. In response to their illnesses and deaths, Michelle overcompensated in relationships and work over a span of thirty-five years, trying to numb the empty space in her heart. Falling onto her knees, hitting the depths of "bottom," she realized the old ways of being never worked. Determined to heal, Michelle gravitated to a life immersed in the art of personal transformation. A journey to self-love. "Radiance" signifies the discovery of her Inner Goddess, her light, her joy, LOVE itself. Stories of struggle intertwined with resiliency, a strong commitment and dedication to healing, combined with constant mindfulness and self-awareness she began to name and claim the old stories when they came up. She chose self-compassion and creatively "built" a new narrative. Now she lives that narrative. She learned to lead with her light! Her light is as wide as the sky. It is pure and sweet. When you open the door to your heart and truly love both your struggles and your joys - it is exquisite.

Writing the Sacred Journey

Writing the Sacred Journey
Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir

by Elizabeth J Andrew

  • Publisher : Skinner House Books
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781558964709
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing the Sacred Journey shows readers how to write about spirituality and the interior life with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate materials, move swiftly through drafts, and gain confidence and ease in their writing. Writing the Sacred Journey helps readers to uncover and honor the sacred within their own life stories. Elizabeth Andrew, an experienced writing instructor and spiritual director, gently guides readers through the spiritual writing process from concept to finished manuscript. She identifies some of the initial hurdles writers face in describing the interior, spiritual life and offers practical tips about how to overcome them. Writing the Sacred Journey also explores themes that commonly appear in spiritual memoir, as well as the all-important issue of writing as craft. Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.

The Art of Finding

The Art of Finding
A Memoir, Surviver's Guide, Love Story

by Lila Lizabeth Weisberger

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781462860777
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I found my Aunt's address book after her death. It's worn and old and some pages are missing. Personal notes and poems are tucked in along with her social security card. I estimate that the book is 90 to 100 years old.