A memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer. See History, 2.
a narrative composed from a personal experience that focuses on the significance of the relationship between the writer and another individual (or thing) and is supported by memories of specific experiences
A written account of an author's personal experiences.
an account of the author's personal experiences
a brief story from your own life that reveals something important about you or records a key event in your life
a composed narrative which is based on personal experience
a description of an event, a time period, a person, or selected scenes from your life
a funny and tragic tale
a haunting true story about a tragic summer in a young girl's life
a heartfelt, funny, REAL, not-at-all-sappy, insightful,
a literary genre, usually linked as a sub-category of autobiography
an author's commentary on his life, his experiences and the times
an author's remembrance of a certain period in his life
an autobiographical writing normally dealing with a particular subject from the author's life
an autobiography of sorts, usually focused on one time period or portion of your own life
a piece of autobiographical writing, usually shorter in nature than a comprehensive autobiography
a specific type of autobiography focusing on the life of a person
a story, not a history, and real life doesn't play out as a story
a tale taken from life -- that is, from actual, not imagined, occurrences -- related by a first-person narrator who is undeniably the writer
a work of sustained narrative prose controlled by an idea of the self under obligation to lift from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver wisdom
A record of events, a history treating of mattters from the personal knowledge of the writer.
a narrative of a writer's (or fictional narrator's) family history or personal background.
is an autobiographical form of writing in which the author gives his or her personal impressions of significant figures or events. This form is different from the autobiography because it does not center around the author's own life and experiences. Example: Pierre Trudeau wrote a collection of memoirs/.
As a literary genre, a memoir (from the Latin memoria, meaning "memory") forms a subclass of autobiography, although it is an older form of writing. Memoirs may appear less structured and less encompassing than formal autobiographical works as they are usually about part of a life, often a public part, rather than the chronological telling of a life from childhood to adulthood/old age. Most memoirs are written from the first person point of view.
Memoir (published in North America as All Will Be Well) is an autobiographical account of the childhood of Irish author John Mc Gahern. It was published in 2005, and the author died in 2006. It recalls, amongst other things, his formative years in the north-west of Ireland, the death of his beloved mother, Susan, and his relationship with his dark and enigmatic father.