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Modern American Memoirs

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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.

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Hardback Editions

September 1995 : USA Hardback

Title: Modern American Memoirs
Author(s): Annie Dillard, Cort Conley ey
ISBN: 0-06-017040-9 / 978-0-06-017040-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

December 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: Modern American Memoirs
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-606-25279-7 / 978-0-606-25279-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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August 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: Modern American Memoirs
Author(s): Cort Conley
ISBN: 0-06-092763-1 / 978-0-06-092763-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Modern American Memoirs: 1917-1992
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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