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memoirs, plural;
  1. A historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources
    • - in 1924 she published a short memoir of her husband
  2. An autobiography or a written account of one's memory of certain events or people

  3. An essay on a learned subject
    • - an important memoir on Carboniferous crustacea
  4. The proceedings or transactions of a learned society
    • - Memoirs of the Horticultural Society

  1. (memoir) an account of the author's personal experiences
  2. (memoir) an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic
  3. As a literary genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire from the Latin memoria, meaning "memory", or a reminiscence), forms a subclass of autobiography – although the terms 'memoir' and 'autobiography' are almost interchangeable in modern parlance. ...
  4. (Memoir (John McGahern book)) Memoir (published in North America as All Will Be Well) is an autobiographical account of the childhood of Irish author John McGahern. It was published in 2005, and the author died in 2006. ...
  5. an autobiography
  6. (memoir) a specific type of autobiography; like autobiography, a memoir is about the author’s personal experiences. However, a memoir does not necessarily cover the author’s entire life.
  7. (memoir) An autobiographical sketch, which focuses less on the author's personal life or psychological development, but more on the notable people and events the author has encountered or witnessed. The aim of a memoir, unlike a diary, is to be eventually published.
  8. (Memoir) (Back Cover) Example 1:"This simple memoir is
  9. (Memoir) a narrative of a writer's (or fictional narrator's) family history or personal background.
  10. (Memoir) a personal reflection or account.
  11. (memoir) From the Latin memoria, meaning “memory,” a popular form in which the writer remembers entire passages of dialogue from the past, with the ultimate goal of blaming the writer’s parents for his current psychological challenges.
  12. (memoir) a work centering on one event usually near a historic moment
  13. 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. ...