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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
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Even for a memoirist, the author is self-reverential in the extreme.
Previews suggest the new edition will add material on all aspects of Twain - from the lyrical memoirist and comic genius to the deflator of egos and wry observer of human nature - but with particular attention to his acerbic side, including harsh criticism of U.S.
Memoirist Natalia Rachel Singer describes a hybrid form of memoir "in which a writer presents a life through a lens that reflects both inward and outward....
An artist who has become known in the course of a 25-year career for the dark humor of his choreography, Wright is also an award-winning memoirist, and an account of Black Milk's early development is woven into his next book, Terra Incognito, forthcoming from Penguin New Zealand this month.
Phillips repped works on Broadway such as "Angel Street," "South Pacific" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." During her career in showbiz, Phillips worked as an actress, playwright, press rep, TV writer and memoirist.
Since Stop Time, the Crazy Bohemian Parent has provided fodder for many a memoirist, mixing the grit of hard times with the charismatic glitter of parental self-destructiveness, fueled by equal parts brilliance and insanity.
The memoirist's genius consisted of the capacity to adapt the practice of imitation to his autobiographical writings.
And yet, despite the memoirist, cheery, pre-K spirit of the new paintings, it wasn't clear that they represented a genuine break.
The memoirist, a retired philologist and former minister of education with six poetry collections in thirty years, has organized her memories, thoughts, and sentiments in ten short chapters, each focusing on a single colorful personality or landmark distinctive to her old neighborhood and to Demophon Street in particular.
Memoirist and travel writer whose work was noted for its readability and its wit.
novelist, memoirist. Born in Nova Scotia, Buckler was educated at Dalhousie University and the University of Toronto.
(1826 - 1906) American novelist and memoirist. At the outbreak of the Civil War, De Forest joined the Union army; after Lee 's surrender, he served as the head of the Freedman's Bureau in South Carolina.