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Friday, November 1, 2019

The Day Of The Memoir

     Memoir as a genre has entered its heyday, with a massive surge in readership the past twenty years or so. But for centuries before now, it was an outsider's art--the province of weirdos and saints, prime ministers and film stars...

     Changes in the novel have helped to jack up memoir's audience. As fiction grew more fabulist or dystopic or hyper-intellectual...readers thirsty for reality began imbibing memoir.

Mary Karr, The Art of Memoir, 2015

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