Account

Company

  Menu
Large Image

The Art of Memoir

by (Harper)

(1,370 review)

£6.99

Share This

Description

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well.

For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas.) In The Art of Memoir, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and "black belt sinner," providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre.

Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers' experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr's own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told -- and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.) As she breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, she breaks open our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminates the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate.

Joining such classics as Stephen King's On Writing and Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, The Art of Memoir is an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today's most popular literary forms -- a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been £5.49 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • £
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Mary Karr on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Mary Karr.
  • to stop tracking Mary Karr.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on August 12, 2015.
  • This book was £6.49 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 23 times in the past 3,206 days.
  • The current price of this book is £6.99 last checked 7 hours ago.
  • This book is at its lowest price in the past 90 days.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is £5.49.
  • The lowest price to date was £4.49 last reached on May 15, 2017.
  • This book has been £4.49 one time since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was £7.99 last reached on August 17, 2017.
  • This book has been £7.99 2 times since we started tracking it.

Genres

Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • File Size: 1,178 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 7 hours ago. At that time, the price was £6.99. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the Amazon.co.uk website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.