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Your Life as Story: Discovering the "New Autobiography" and Writing Memoir as Literature

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  • Your Life as Story: Discovering the "New Autobiography" and Writing Memoir as Literature (Putnam Publishing Group) – Trade paperback (1998)
    by Tristine Rainer

    Your Life as Story: Discovering the "New Autobiography" and Writing Memoir as Literature

    Trade paperback, Putnam Publishing Group
    1998
    English
    353 pages

    ISBN: 0874779227
    ISBN-13: 9780874779226

    Blending literary scholarship with practical coaching on how to craft short or long life narratives, Rainer traces the history of autobiography from Egyptian inscriptions through its recent evolution on the bestseller lists. Aided by examples from such writers as Maya Angelou, Russell Baker, Richard Rodriguez, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mikal Gilmore, and Carolyn See, among others, Rainer demonstrates how to write character portraits, how to remember what you thought you had forgotten, how to unify a story with thematic conflict ... Show more

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Elaine L L

Writing about the life you lived

by Elaine L L on Oct 21, 2010

An excellent book for anyone wanting to write a life story and how to keep it from being boring. More

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