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Autobiography vs Memoir

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1bonne1978
Jan 24, 2009, 6:59pm Top

What's the difference between autobiography and memoir?

2sqdancer
Jan 24, 2009, 7:09pm Top

My understanding is that a memoir is just about a certain period in a person's life (for example, their wartime experience or their their childhood) whereas an autobiography covers all (or most) of their life.

3BarkingMatt
Jan 24, 2009, 7:45pm Top

There's another thread on this - plus some related issues : http://www.librarything.com/topic/55627

4laena
Feb 2, 2009, 1:52pm Top

This has been decided, and the categories have been merged.

Greetings! David and I have been busy compiling and analyzing all your comments, and a post with new top levels is forthcoming!

In the interim, take a look on Thingology (http://www.librarything.com/thingology) at the summary of the OSC meeting we had in Denver last weekend.

5laena
Feb 23, 2009, 12:22pm Top

THIS TOPIC IS CLOSED!
Please continue discussions on the new topic
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

6sueone
Oct 17, 2009, 11:00pm Top

No need to check facts in an autobiography, a memoir should be cross checked a million times

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