Listing books in memoir
|Full title||Hitch-22: A Memoir [permalink]|
|Author||Christopher Hitchens (author)|
|Categories||Autobiography and memoir|
|Original publication year||2010|
|ISBN||978-1-84354-922-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
|Full title||Mortality [permalink]|
|Authors||Christopher Hitchens (author), Graydon Carter (foreword) and Carol Blue (afterword)|
|Categories||Anthology, autobiography, essay and memoir|
|ISBN||978-1-4555-2347-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
Mortality is a very short collection of essays that Hitchens wrote for Vanity Fair about his diagnosis of and living with oesophageal cancer. There are forays into other topics, but the essays mainly concern his living with cancer and all that that implies.
It's a very short book, but the essays are interesting. If you're familiar with Hitchens' output, then you know what to expect.
|Full title||The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts [permalink]|
|Author||Maxine Hong Kingston (author)|
|Original publication year||1975|
|ISBN||978-0-679-72188-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
This book is part-novel and part-autobiography, interspersed with Chinese folktales. It describes life for a Chinese-American woman living in California.
The style of the narration (with fantastic tales woven seamlessly into the main autobiography) was at first a little confusing, but one soon gets used to it, and then the book becomes a delight to read. I can definitely recommend it, though I prefer the more traditional form of autobiographical writing.