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Chapter 1. "A Childhood (Harry Crews)
Chapter 2. "Memoir of a Modernist's Daughter (Eleanor Munro)
Chapter 3. "Wolf Willow (Wallace Stegner)
Chapter 4. "Bronx Primitive (Kate Simon)
Chapter 5. "Growing Up (Russell Baker)
Chapter 6. "Facts of Life (Maureen Howard)
Chapter 7. "The Sacred Journey (Frederick Buechner)
Chapter 8. "Fierce Attachments (Vivian Gornick)
Chapter 9. "Confessions of a Knife (Richard Selzer)
Chapter 10. "Art and Ardor (Cynthia Ozick)
Chapter 11. "A Son of the Middle Border (Hamlin Garland)
Chapter 12. "Stop-Time (Frank Conroy)
Chapter 13. "The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X)
Chapter 14. "The Earth Is Enough (Harry Middleton)
Chapter 15. "Clear Pictures (Reynolds Price)
Chapter 16. "Black Boy (Richard Wright)
Chapter 17. "This Boy's Life (Tobias Wolff)
Chapter 18. "Shoot the Piano Player (Don Asher)
Chapter 19. "Wills Boy (Wright Morris)
Chapter 20. "The Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston)
Chapter 21. "Notes of a Native Son (James Baldwin)
Chapter 22. "This Stubborn Soil (William Owens)
Chapter 23. "Going to the Territory (Ralph Ellison)
Chapter 24. "The Duke of Deception (Geoffrey Wolff)
Chapter 25. "The Same River Twice (Chris Offutt)
Chapter 26. "Left Handed, Left Handed
Chapter 27. "Coming of Age in Mississippi (Anne Moody)
Chapter 28. "Court of Memory (James McConkey)
Chapter 29. "Who Owns the West? (William Kittredge)
Chapter 30. "Replacing Memory (Barry Lopez)
Chapter 31. "Dust Tracks on a Road (Zora Neale Hurston)
Chapter 32. "Blackberry Winter (Margaret Mead)
Chapter 33. "Brothers and Keepers (John Edgar Wideman)
Chapter34. "The Star Thrower (Loren Eiseley)
Chapter 35. "The Education of Henry Adams (Henry Adams)

Synopsis:

This astonishing collection of excerpts drawn from extraordinary 20th century American memoirs delights, surprises and enriches. Including work by James Baldwin, Kate Simon, Geoffrey Wolf and Margaret Mead, each entry is preceded by a biography of the writer. Funny, poignant and pensive, all are indicative of a time and place in history.

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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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060927639
Editor:
Conley, Cort
Author:
Conley, Cort
Author:
Dillard, Annie
Author:
by Annie Dillard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Autobiographies
Subject:
American prose literature
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19960830
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.76 in 13.36 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This astonishing collection of excerpts drawn from extraordinary 20th century American memoirs delights, surprises and enriches. Including work by James Baldwin, Kate Simon, Geoffrey Wolf and Margaret Mead, each entry is preceded by a biography of the writer. Funny, poignant and pensive, all are indicative of a time and place in history.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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