Friday, 15 February 2013


A memoir (from French: m̩moire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence), is a literary genre, forming a subclass of autobiography Рalthough the terms 'memoir' and 'autobiography' are almost interchangeable. Memoir is autobiographical writing, but not all autobiographical writing follows the criteria for memoir set out below. The author of a memoir may be referred to as a memoirist.