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Recommended Books: Memoirs

More recommendations: Recommended Fiction Recommended Non-Fiction MEMOIRS The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre And The Thirties, by Harold Clurman Probably the most famous of all the Group Theatre-related books. Harold Clurman writes his memories of that time and what those … Continue reading

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The Books: Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt

Daily Book Excerpt: Memoirs: Next book on the Memoir/Letters/Journals shelf is Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt The bare details are harrowing. Five McCourt children: Francis, Malachy, Oliver and Eugene (twins), and Margaret. Margaret died a few weeks after … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Frank McCourt

I read Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir while I was in grad school, and I remember sitting in the hear-a-pin-drop quiet of the New School University library – reading it. I came to the section where young Malachy gets someone’s dentures … Continue reading

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