Unreliable Truth: Turning Memory into Memoir / Edition 1 by Maureen Murdock | 9781580050838 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Unreliable Truth: Turning Memory into Memoir / Edition 1

Unreliable Truth: Turning Memory into Memoir / Edition 1

by Maureen Murdock
     
 

ISBN-10: 1580050832

ISBN-13: 9781580050838

Pub. Date: 04/15/2003

Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group

Beginning with the idea that memory is nothing more than "an angle of perception," Murdock explores the recurrent question asked by writers and readers of memoir alike: what actually happened? Prompted by the loss of identity that accompanied her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and subsequent lost memories, Murdock offers that perhaps the

Overview

Beginning with the idea that memory is nothing more than "an angle of perception," Murdock explores the recurrent question asked by writers and readers of memoir alike: what actually happened? Prompted by the loss of identity that accompanied her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and subsequent lost memories, Murdock offers that perhaps the faithful recording of the past isn’t where the strength of memoir lies. Instead, Murdock looks at the basic components of memoir writing and the process of self-reflection it requires as they bring awareness to the underlying patterns of life. This captivating treatise on the corruptibility of memory, willed identity and the self as reflected through the lens of memoir speaks to all attracted to this most intimate of genres, and provides tools for exploration of the self and soul through personal narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580050838
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,015,309
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.56(d)

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