Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art

Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art

by Judith Barrington

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Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art by Judith Barrington

New edition of the successful Writing the Memoir by Judith Barrington, first published in 1997, now in its 3rd printing with 18,000 copies in print. Acclaimed writing teacher Judith Barrington has updated her lively and encouraging book aimed at those aspiring to the highest literary standards, but useful, also, to those who want to record stories for family and friends. Topics include: finding form, telling the truth, using fictional techniques, developing sensory detail, writing about living people, placing a personal story in a larger context. Detailed writing exercises in each chapter; legal issues pertaining to memoir are explained in appendix.

Author Biography: Judith Barrington is author of Lifesaving: A Memoir (2000) and three volumes of poetry, Trying to Be an Honest Woman (1985), History and Geography (1989) and Horses and the Human Soul (forthcoming from Storyline Press 2002).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780933377400
Publisher: Eighth Mountain Press
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.57(d)

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