23.72 Mary Karr The Art of Memoir

ISBN 13: 9780062223067

The Art of Memoir

Valutazione media 4,06
( su 2.945 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780062223067: The Art of Memoir

Bestselling author and renowned professor Mary Karr offers a master class in the essential elements of great memoir—delivered with her signature wit, insight, and candor.

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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of September 2015: Thanks to celebrated works like The Liar’s Club, Lit, and Cherry, many would argue that Mary Karr put memoirs on the map. She has a thing or two to say about that in The Art of Memoir, a distillation of over 30 years of writing and teaching the form. While it certainly should be required reading for anyone wanting to become the next Cheryl Strayed (whom Karr mentored), it has much on offer for those of us who have no intentions of laying ourselves bare on the page. By examining her favorite memoirs in her signature smart, irreverent style--and with contagious affection--Karr explains why they resonate with us: Memoirs are a means to make sense of a life; they reveal the sometimes skewed ways in which we see ourselves, and how those perceptions betray our frailties, and our strengths. If you’re wondering if Karr touches on charlatan “memoirists” like infamous Oprah punching bag, James Frey, she does. But only to point out the important distinctions between the malleability of memory, and simply making stuff up. Also, why are we so gullible in believing those fictions? A warning that your reading list is going to grow the further you venture into this book—Karr’s love for memoirs like Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory and Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior just oozes off the page, and it’s hard not getting some of that on you. You’ll be better off if you just let it. --Erin Kodicek

From the Back Cover:

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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Mary Karr
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bestselling author and renowned professor Mary Karr offers a master class in the essential elements of great memoir-delivered with her signature wit, insight, and candor.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. Codice libro della libreria AA89780062223067

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,38
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Karr, Mary
Editore: Harper
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Recycleabook
(West Carrollton, OH, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0062223062 US STUDENT EDITION - Free Tracking number with every purchase. Satisfaction guaranteed. Orders ship within 1-2 business days. (Hawaii,Alaska, Puerto Rico and APO's, allow additional time for delivery.). Codice libro della libreria Z0062223062ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,98
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Mary Karr
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97800622230670000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Mary Karr
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bestselling author and renowned professor Mary Karr offers a master class in the essential elements of great memoir-delivered with her signature wit, insight, and candor.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. Codice libro della libreria AA89780062223067

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,94
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Karr, Mary
Editore: Harper Collins 2015-09-15 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: > 20
Da
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Collins 2015-09-15, 2015. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Codice libro della libreria 9780062223067B

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,96
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,16
Da: Canada a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Karr, Mary
Editore: Harper
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
ACJBooks
(Staten Island, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0062223062 This is a hardcover book with dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 336.CH3

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,41
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,15
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Karr, Mary
Editore: Harpercollins (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 2015. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria VC-9780062223067

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,45
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Karr, Mary
Editore: Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper Collins Publishers. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0062223062

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,86
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,01
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Karr, Mary
Editore: Harpercollins (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 2015. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780062223067

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Mary Karr
Editore: Harper (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062223062 ISBN 13: 9780062223067
Nuovi Rilegato Prima edizione Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harper, 2015. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0062223062

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,31
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro