Modern American Memoirs

August 30, 1996|
Modern American Memoirs by Annie Dillard
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In Modern American Memoirs, two very discerning writers and readers have selected samples from 35 of the finest memoirs written in this century, including contributions by such diverse writers as Margaret Mead, Malcolm X, Maxine Hong Kingston, Loren Eisely, and Zora Neale Hurston. Chosen for their value as excellent examples of the art of biography as well as for their superb writing, the excerpts present a broad range of American life, and offer vivid insight into the real-life events that shaped their authors. Here, readers can learn about the time when Harry Crews, playing as a boy, fell into a vat of boiling water with a dead hog; Chris Offutt joined the circus and watched a tattooed woman swallow a fluorescent light; and Frank Conroy practiced yo-yo tricks.

Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Title:Modern American Memoirs
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.05 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.05 in
Published:August 30, 1996
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060927639

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