April Book: Nothing to Envy

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The book for April is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. The discussion will be April 24th in the usual time and place. Reminder: I will not be leading this discussion, Nancy who is head of Reference will be.

If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk on the library’s 1st floor.

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Memoir

One of the things that I want to discuss for this book is the concept of a memoir. Here are some articles that look at how the memoir has been seen over time and how the memoir is viewed now. I am going to print out some of these articles and discuss some passages with the group.

New York Times: The Problem With Memoirs  printed 1/28/2011

History Hoydens: The Trouble With Memoirs 1/27/2009

HTML Giant: Get Me Up Close to the Lives of Others 1/31/2011

The Rumpus: Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me  1/24/2011

SheWrites: Part II, The Problem With Memoirs 1/12/2017

Slate: A Brief History of Memoir Bashing 3/30/2007

 

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