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The art of memoir
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Published:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xxiii, 229 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062223067, 0062223062, 0062223062, 9780062223067 :, 9780062223067, 0062223062

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226).
Description
Karr breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, opening our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminating the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Karr, M. (2015). The art of memoir. First edition. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Karr, Mary. 2015. The Art of Memoir. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Karr, Mary, The Art of Memoir. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Karr, Mary. The Art of Memoir. First edition. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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