ERIC Number: EJ675969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Writing Literary Memoir: Are We Obliged To Tell the Real Truth?
Writing On the Edge, v12 n1 p15-20 Fall-Win 2000-2001
Examines the question of whether writers have to stick to literal facts of a story. Contends that the type of memoir a writer produces is determined in part by that writer's sensibility, as well as by how that writer views the genre. Concludes that the emotional truths of memoirs are often better served by how they are remembered than by how they happened. (PM)
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Higher Education, Memory, Nonfiction, Writing Attitudes, Writing Processes
Writing on the Edge, Campus Writing Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Web site: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/compos/woe/default.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A