Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MEMOIRS »» A genre of everyone's interest

Memoirs are perhaps one of the most relentless of all the published genres.
There is a constant stream of new ones being published with books from celebrities and famous names usually hogging the headlines.
You can find them gathering dust in the corners of secondhand bookshops.
But many of these books are worth dusting off.
This trip around memoirs from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s includes a few famous names such as poet Cecil Day Lewis,GavinMaxwell , Stanley Unwin and French crooner Maurice Chevalier. . .endless list
However, the majority of authors on this genre list will be unfamiliar to most people.
There is a particular joy to reading memoirs from not -so-famous names.
You never know what’s around the corner. A childhood can be ripped apart.
A promising career can fall to pieces. A marriage can crumble. A moment of opportunity can be seized or missed. And nobody can ignore memoirs when they have titles like
Memoirs of an Abominable Showman and Throw Me a Bone: What Happens When you Marry an Archaeologist? two under the Indian Sun
Wide Meadows
'The House of Elrig'by Glen Maxwell
With Love- by Maurice Chevalier
The Threshold: A Memoir of Childhood- by Dorothea Rutherford
And Lastly my Personal Recommendation »»» Impresario: A Memoir by Sol Hurok (1946)

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