memoir

(redirected from Memoirists)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to Memoirists: memory

memoir

1. a biography or historical account, esp one based on personal knowledge
2. an essay or monograph, as on a specialized topic
3. Obsolete a memorandum
References in periodicals archive ?
Globe and Mail (Vancouver) ** "Despite some attempt to promote this book as one for the general reader, it is really a book for the former [the aspiring memoirist], through even the aspiring memoirist will have to pick and choose what is relevant and helpful here with regards to her own pursuit.
WWI and WWII memoirists routinely essentialize the battlefield in their attempts to create meaning from disordered experiences.
It is worth noting that memoirists do not for the most part admit to inflicting aggression, only absorbing it.
If Richard Crossman extolled political theorist Harold Laski and Margaret Thatcher praised economist Eriedrich Hayek, our Canadian memoirists mention nary a book or an idea behind the formation of their political style.
She is to be credited for bringing attention to many lesser known Canadian and American memoirists and fiction writers (Ann Karpf, Judith Kalman, Lilian Nattel, Thomas Friedmann, and Todd Gittlin, to name some.
He concentrates mainly on the poets, memoirists, and novelists who wrote during and just after the war, and how their writing exhibited the new emphasis on irony that he feels is the typical literary mode of reaction to the war.
Still, these memoirists hew, albeit with hopeless ineptitude, to the prevailing strategies and forms.
The voice of this particular poet: It is overestimated by mediocre graduate students and memoirists, who champion it and, like O'Hara, lack the discipline to write about things other than themselves.
Unlike some of these memoirists, Bao does not strain to garner epiphanies from his experiences, nor does he rely on tragedy to create pathos.
Including contributions from historians, political scientists, anthropologists, and sociologists, as well as poets and memoirists of Arab Detroit, the contributions offer a current ethno-national and religious demographic portrait of Arab Detroit; descriptions of everyday life as Arab Detroit dealt with suspicion and hostility from the wider community and government authorities as a result of the "war on terror;" and analysis of issues of citizenship, inclusion, and exclusion in Arab-American experiences of Detroit in what the editors label the "terror decade.
Although the writing reflects an intimate knowledge of the great outdoor writers and memoirists of the last two centuries--Ivan Turgenev is the name most often associated with this sort of book--the voice is all La Valdene's.
based company offering developmental editing for nonfiction authors, memoirists and scholars.