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The Book The Art of Memoir
The Author Mary Karr
The Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date2015-09-15
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 256
ISBN 9780062223081
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Geheugen spreek
The Author Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
The Publisher
Release Date1975
Genre Authors, American
Pages 286
ISBN 9025305350
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Autobiografische opstellen, waarin de Russisch-Amerikaanse auteur (geb. 1899) zijn leven beschrijft tot 1940.


The Book The Art of Time in Memoir
The Author Sven Birkerts
The Publisher Graywolf Press
Release Date2014-05-20
Genre Reference
Pages 120
ISBN 9781555973391
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned by a singular craft issue. The Art Of volumes will provide a series of sustained examinations of key but sometimes neglected aspects of creative writing by some of contemporary literature's finest practioners. In The Art of Time in Memoir, critic and memoirist Sven Birkerts examines the human impulse to write about the self. 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, stirring to life our own sense of past and present.


The Book Indigo Days
The Author Julian Trevelyan
The Publisher
Release Date1957
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 192
ISBN UOM:39015047501898
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Over 50 years of intense artistic activity, Julian Trevelyan painted, etched and drew. His delightful memoir of his life and painting career from 1930 to 1950 was first published in 1957. It is reissued here with an illustrated study of his work during the period by Nicholas Usherwood. There is also a foreword by Raleigh Trevelyan, author, cousin and friend of the artist. Julian Trevelyan was the only son of a 'charming eccentric' father, and nephew of the great social historian G.M. Trevelyan. His unconventional background led on to an intellectual and emotional openness which was to place him at the centre of avant garde art. In Indigo Days he gives a highly entertaining account of what it was like to be a young radical artist in London and Paris in the 1930s. He moved to Paris in 1931 where he joined the celebrated etching school Atelier 17 run by S.W. Hayter and frequented by Miro, Max Ernst, Giacometti, Alexander Calder, Oskar Kokoschka and Picasso. In 1936, his work was chosen by Roland Penrose and Herbert Read for inclusion in their International Surrealist exhibition and he became a member of the English Surrealist Group. He joined Tom Harrisson's Mass Observation Movement in 1937 and worked for a period in Bolton, recording numerous scenes around the Potteries, an experience which was to have a profound effect on his painting. During the second world war he served as a camouflage officer but left the Army in 1942 following a breakdown. Trevelyan returned to London and to Durham Wharf, his home on the banks of the Thames at Chiswick. Here he discovered a new, consciously lyrical style, influenced by Bonnard and the architectural structures of Vieira da Silva. Indigo Days closes with his marriage to the artist Mary Fedden and looks forward to the second creative phase of his career.


The Book Naar de river
The Author Olivia Laing
The Publisher Bezige Bij b.v., Uitgeverij De
Release Date2011-11-25
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789023466703
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Naar de rivier is het verhaal van de Ouse, de rivier waar Viginia Woolf in 1941 zichzelf verdronk. Olivia Laing volgde haar pad langs deze rivier, waaruit Woolf voor haar boeken zo veel inspiratie putte. De reis is een reflectie op het veelbewogen leven van een van de markantste schrijfsters van de twintigste eeuw. Maar ook andere bekende auteurs in wier werk rivieren een belangrijke rol spelen, zoals Homerus, Shakespeare en Iris Murdoch, komen erin aan bod. In helder, poëtisch proza en met veel oog voor detail beschrijft Olivia Laing de rol van de rivier in leven en literatuur. Het resultaat is een fascinerende ontdekkingstocht waarin geschiedenis, literatuur en natuur soepel samenvloeien. Olivia Laing is schrijfster en redacteur. Tot 2009 werkte ze voor het literatuurkatern van The Observer. Ze schrijft verder voor diverse kranten en tijdschriften, waaronder The Guardian. Naar de rivier is haar debuut. 'Een magisch boek. Lyrisch, melancholisch en triomfantelijk'- The Sunday Times 'Met Naar de rivier bewijst Laing dat ze tot de groep auteurs behoort die de natuur prachtig kunnen weergeven. Dit is een schitterend boek.' - Robert Macfarlane, auteur van De laatste wildernis


The Book De geest geven
The Author Hilary Mantel
The Publisher Atlas Contact
Release Date2016-04-01
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789025448042
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hilary Mantel groeide op in het landelijke na-oorlogse Engeland. Ridder wilde zij worden en zij leefde in de volle overtuiging dat de benodigde vaardigheden en talenten, zoals ridderlijkheid, paardrijkunst en zwaardvechten, binnen handbereik lagen. Eenmaal getrouwd begon zij te lijden aan een hardnekkige pijn die agressieve medicatie en zelfvertrouwen-ondermijnende psychotherapie noodzakelijk maakten, en ten slotte onderging ze een ineffectieve maar niet terug te draaien operatie. Zij zou nooit meer kinderen kunnen krijgen. In plaats daarvan ontdekte zij in haarzelf de ene roman na de andere. Dit memoir geeft ons een inzicht waar haar vertelkunst vandaan komt. Die bron, lezen we, ligt al in haar vroege jeugd.


The Book The Art of Cathartic Memoir
The Author Krista Burlae
The Publisher Balboa Press
Release Date2013-05-02
Genre Drama
Pages 114
ISBN 9781452570143
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For countless years, emotional pain has been a catalyst for creation. Musicians and mystics, artists and authors have transformed personal tragedy into works of sublime beauty—and in doing so, often found inner peace. The Art of Cathartic Memoir explicitly shows writers how to recast their experiences into art while encouraging them to find such inner peace. It offers exercises, structure, and inspiration based on a wide range of literary, psychological, and spiritual sources. Drawing upon the ideas of Carolyn Myss, St. John of the Cross, and many others, The Art of Cathartic Memoir supports writers in constructing their life stories in a mystical yet artful way. Whether writing a full-length book or a shorter piece of memoir, The Art of Cathartic Memoir facilitates transformation on many levels and speaks to writers, why they need to create, what keeps them from it, and how to overcome resistance. “Krista has been a friend and trusted editor for several years. She has worked with me and my brother on a manuscript authored by our deceased father. As a skilled writer, Krista quickly identified and sensitively corrected the technical and grammatical issues involved in dealing with a non-native English speaker. More importantly, she readily grasped the meaning and intent of what was written. She was able to delve into what our father was thinking and his motivation as he wrote particular passages and recalled specific scenes.” —A. Zygielbaum, Lincoln, Nebraska “Krista’s workshop and gentle facilitation enabled even the beginning writer to tap into skills never before realized. Her workshop gave me permission to play with words in my head and allow those words to dance on paper.” —D. Brown, Lincoln, Nebraska


The Book Leerschool
The Author Tara Westover
The Publisher Bezige Bij b.v., Uitgeverij De
Release Date2018-03-22
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789403114507
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'Leerschool van Tara Westover is een gelaagde zoektocht naar een persoonlijk bewustzijn.' * * * * - Freek de Jonge in de Volkskrant 'Dit is een ongelooflijk boek [...] Ik kan niet begrijpen dat ze bij De Wereld Draait Door, dat boekenpanel, niet meteen heeft geroepen 'dit is fantastisch, dit moet je lezen, dit is ongelooflijk'. - Maarten 't Hart 'Schitterend. Er gaat niets boven het ontdekken van een jonge schrijver met zoveel kracht en talent.' - Stephen Fry 'Het is het indrukwekkende en schrijnende verhaal van een vrouw die zich met veel moeite weet te ontworstelen aan een gezin waarvan de ouders afzondering zoeken van de wereld, en de pijn die de breuk veroorzaakt.' - Trouw Al op jonge leeftijd moeten Tara en haar zes broers en zussen risicovol werk verrichten in het bedrijf van hun vader. Ze leren een heftruck te besturen en verzamelen schroot op het erf om in het onderhoud van de familie te voorzien. Het gezin leeft zo afgesloten van de gemeenschap dat er niemand is om Tara te onderwijzen, haar naar een dokter te brengen na een ernstig ongeluk, of om in te grijpen wanneer haar broer gewelddadig wordt. Tara slaagt er echter in zichzelf wiskunde en grammatica bij te brengen en ze wordt aangenomen aan Brigham Young University. Daar begint haar weg tot zelfontplooiing, waarbij ze niet alleen worstelt met haar gebrek aan kennis door haar geïsoleerde opvoeding, maar ook tot de pijnlijke conclusie moet komen dat een breuk met haar familie onvermijdelijk is.


The Book The Art of the Graphic Memoir
The Author Tom Hart
The Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date2018-11-06
Genre Art
Pages 288
ISBN 9781250113351
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: #1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart has written a poignant and instructive guide for all aspiring graphic memoirists detailing the tenets of artistry and story-telling inherent in the medium. Hart examines what makes a graphic memoir great, and shows you how to do it. With two dozen professional examples and a deep-dive into his own story, Hart encourages readers to hone their signature style in the best way to represent their journeys on the page. With clear examples and visual aids, The Art of the Graphic Memoir is emotive, creative, and accessible. Whether you're a comics fan, comic book creator, memoirist, biographer or autobiographer, there’s something inside for everyone.


The Book Verstrengeld
The Author Vivian Gornick
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2016-09-20
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789038802176
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In deze bijtende en indrukwekkende memoir uit 1987 schetst Vivian Gornick het verhaal van haar jarenlange complexe relatie met haar moeder. Gornick groeit op in The Bronx, in een woonblok vol Joodse arbeidersgezinnen. De mannen zijn grotendeels afwezig door oorlog of werk. Tussen de vrouwen broeit het, maar er is ook veel warmte. Het boek springt soepel en sensitief heen en weer tussen Gornicks herinneringen aan haar jeugd en vroege volwassenheid en de lange, intense wandelingen door New York met haar moeder, decennia later. Terwijl de twee ruziën en praten over het verleden, raakt de lezer aan beiden evenzeer gehecht. Aan de dochter vanwege haar scherpe observaties, haar moed en haar vasthoudendheid in het bevragen van haar moeder, en aan de moeder vanwege haar kracht en haar intuïtieve wijsheid. In zijn inleiding zegt Jonathan Lethem terecht: ‘Vivian Gornicks memoir heeft die waanzinnige, briljante, pure kwaliteit die een boek uit zijn context tilt en tot een klassieker maakt.’ *Gornick is een uitzonderlijke en verbazingwekkende schrijfster – en daar gaat dit boek ten diepste over. – The Nation *Woorden schieten te kort om uit te drukken hoe goed dit boek is. – The Washington Post


The Book Walk through walls
The Author Marina Abramovic
The Publisher
Release Date2016-11-08
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9038801955
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Art of Leaving
The Author Ayelet Tsabari
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2019-02-19
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 336
ISBN 9780812988994
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An intimate memoir in essays by an award-winning Israeli writer who travels the world, from New York to India, searching for love, belonging, and an escape from grief following the death of her father when she was a young girl This searching collection opens with the death of Ayelet Tsabari’s father when she was just nine years old. His passing left her feeling rootless, devastated, and driven to question her complex identity as an Israeli of Yemeni descent in a country that suppressed and devalued her ancestors’ traditions. In The Art of Leaving, Tsabari tells her story, from her early love of writing and words, to her rebellion during her mandatory service in the Israeli army. She travels from Israel to New York, Canada, Thailand, and India, falling in and out of love with countries, men and women, drugs and alcohol, running away from responsibilities and refusing to settle in one place. She recounts her first marriage, her struggle to define herself as a writer in a new language, her decision to become a mother, and finally her rediscovery and embrace of her family history—a history marked by generations of headstrong women who struggled to choose between their hearts and their homes. Eventually, she realizes that she must reconcile the memories of her father and the sadness of her past if she is ever going to come to terms with herself. With fierce, emotional prose, Ayelet Tsabari crafts a beautiful meditation about the lengths we will travel to try to escape our grief, the universal search to find a place where we belong, and the sense of home we eventually find within ourselves. Advance praise for The Art of Leaving “Candid, affecting . . . [Ayelet Tsabari’s] linked essays cohere into a tender, moving memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Ayelet Tsabari’s memoir is a passionate account of the pain, fire, and fury of adolescence and young adulthood, the search for a sense of belonging, and reconciling the disparate parts of our lives and ultimately ourselves.”—Camilla Gibb, author of This Is Happy and The Beauty of Humanity Movement “Ayelet Tsabari is a fierce-tender writer. Her work is an enchanting mix of vivid anecdote and vigorous insight—spanning generations and geographies, glittering with humor and heart.”—Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation


The Book The Art of Perception
The Author Robert Leaf
The Publisher Atlantic Books Ltd
Release Date2012-09-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 300
ISBN 9780857899590
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Art of Perception is the memoir of the man who has been at the forefront of the PR industry for almost fifty years. Robert Leaf, the first executive to bring PR to the Soviet and Chinese governments during the Cold War, has accomplished more than anyone else. He advised corporations and heads of state, rubbed shoulders with some of the twentieth century's most powerful individuals, and controlled some of the biggest news stories of the time. Now, in an age of twenty-four 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, perception management has never been more essential for individuals and corporations alike. In a memoir which is as informative as it is entertaining, Robert Leaf shares a lifetime's experience in spreading the gospel of PR around the world which will prove invaluable as much for those in PR as to those with an interest in modern media.


The Book Sterven een levensverhaal
The Author Cory Taylor
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2017-02-28
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789038803821
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Cory Taylor was een van Australie’s meest geliefde auteurs, en ze leed aan een ongeneselijke vorm van kanker. Ze woog, zoals ze ons in dit opmerkelijke boek vertelt, op een gegeven moment minder dan de retriever van haar buren. In een enorme creatieve uitbarsting, en in een periode van slechts een paar weken, schreef ze dit schitterende boek, een heldere kijk op wat het sterfproces haar leerde. Ze beschrijft de warboel van haar emoties, ze kijkt terug op haar leven en ze herinnert zich de levens en de dood van haar ouders. En ze legt uit waarom ze zelf de manier en het moment van haar dood wil kiezen. Sterven, een levensverhaal is een adembenemend boek over kwetsbaarheid en kracht, over moed en nederigheid, woede en aanvaarding. Het is een diep ontroerende meditatie over sterven, maar tegelijk een geestige en wijze ode aan het leven.


The Book De argonauten
The Author Maggie Nelson
The Publisher Atlas Contact
Release Date2016-10-26
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789025448882
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In deze genderbending memoires komt cultuurcritica Maggie Nelson met frisse, krachtige en hoognodige bespiegelingen over seksualiteit, verlangen, ‘het gezin’ en over de beperkingen en mogelijkheden van zowel de liefde als de taal. In De Argonauten staat een liefdesgeschiedenis centraal: de relatie van de auteur met de kunstenaar Harry Dodge. Nelson laat ons meevoelen hoe het is om haar hart te verliezen aan Dodge, die genderfluïde is. Ze neemt ons mee op de lange weg van haar zwangerschap en toont ons de ingewikkelde en de mooie kanten van een onconventioneel gezin. Nelson houdt een pleidooi voor fundamentele individuele vrijheid en voor een erkenning van de waarde van liefde en zorg – je zou het de strijdkreet kunnen noemen van dit oorspronkelijke, scherpzinnige boek dat geen onderwerp schuwt en geen concessies doet.


The Book Inventing the truth
The Author Russell Baker
The Publisher Mariner Books
Release Date1995
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 202
ISBN 0395731011
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This provocative dialogue vividly examines the expanding and innovative approaches to a literary form practiced by some of our most prestigious authors. Contributors address the pleasures and challenges of accurately rendering their personal histories. Some of the authors featured include Toni Morrison, Annie Dillard, Alfred Kazin, Russell Baker, and many others.


The Book Shoe Dog
The Author Phil Knight
The Publisher Spectrum
Release Date2016-05-04
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789000351480
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Autobiografie van de grootste sportschoenenmaker ter wereld Phil Knight richtte in 1964 samen met hardloopcoach Bill Bowerman Blue Ribbon Sports op, in het begin als distributeur voor de Japanse schoenmaker Onitsuka Tiger. Ze begonnen met een startkapitaal van slechts $1200. In 1971 ging het bedrijf verder als Nike Inc. Knight wilde het oorspronkelijk Dimension 6 noemen. Jeff Johnson, Knights eerste werknemer, verzon de naam Nike – uitgesproken als naikie. Phil Knight over de naam Nike: 'Er spookten een heleboel dingen door mijn hoofd. Ten eerste dat Johnson erop gewezen had dat alle grote merken korte namen hebben. Twee lettergrepen of minder. En dat ze allemaal een harde klank in de naam hebben, een letter als de K of de X, die in je hoofd blijft hangen. Dat klonk allemaal zinnig. En was van toepassing op Nike. Ik vond het mooi dat Nike de godin van de overwinning was. Ik wilde winnen.' De swoosh van Nike werd in 1971 voor slechts $ 35 ontworpen door Carolyn Davidson. Knight was niet razend enthousiast over het logo. 'Ik zal er wel aan wennen,' was zijn eerste reactie.


The Book The Art of Vanishing
The Author Laura Smith
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2018-02-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 272
ISBN 9780399563607
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A young woman chafing at the confines of marriage confronts the high cost of craving freedom and adventure 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 Book Masters of the Art
The Author Ronald Winter
The Publisher Presidio Press
Release Date2007-12-18
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 9780307415981
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: No punches are pulled in this gripping account of Vietnam combat through the eyes of a highly decorated Marine helicopter crewman and door gunner with more than three hundred missions under his belt. In 1968, U.S. Marine Ronald Winter flew some of the toughest missions of the Vietnam War, from the DMZ grasslands to the jungles near Laos and the deadly A Shau Valley, where the NVA ruled. Whether landing in the midst of hidden enemy troops or rescuing the wounded during blazing firefights, the work of helicopter crews was always dangerous. But the men in the choppers never complained; they knew they had it easy compared to their brothers on the ground. Masters of the Art is a bare-knuckles tribute to the Marines who served in Vietnam. It’s about courage, sacrifice, and unsung heroes. The men who fought alongside Winter in that jungle hell were U.S. Marines, warriors who did their job and remained true to their country, no matter the cost. From the Paperback edition.


The Book Memoir
The Author Ben Yagoda
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2009-11-12
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 304
ISBN 9781101151471
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From a critically acclaimed cultural and literary critic, a definitive history and analysis of the memoir. From Saint Augustine?s Confessions to Augusten Burroughs?s Running with Scissors, from Julius Caesar to Ulysses Grant, from Mark Twain to David Sedaris, the art of memoir has had a fascinating life, and deserves its own biography. Cultural and literary critic Ben Yagoda traces the memoir from its birth in early Christian writings and Roman generals? journals all the way up to the banner year of 2007, which saw memoirs from and about dogs, rock stars, bad dads, good dads, alternadads, waitresses, George Foreman, Iranian women, and a slew of other illustrious persons (and animals). In a time when memoir seems ubiquitous and is still highly controversial, Yagoda tackles the autobiography and memoir in all its forms and iterations. He discusses the fraudulent memoir and provides many examples from the past?and addresses the ramifications and consequences of these books. Spanning decades and nations, styles and subjects, he analyzes the hallmark memoirs of the Western tradition?Rousseau, Ben Franklin, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Edward Gibbon, among others. Yagoda also describes historical trends, such as Native American captive memoirs, slave narratives, courtier dramas (where one had to pay to NOT be included in a courtesan?s memoir). Throughout, the idea of memory and truth, how we remember and how well we remember lives, is intimately explored. Yagoda's elegant examination of memoir is at once a history of literature and taste, and an absorbing glimpse into what humans find interesting--one another.