Název: Writing it up, writing it down
Zdrojový dokument: Brno studies in English. 2010, roč. 36, č. 2, s. -122
ISSN0524-6881 (print)1805-0867 (online)
Licence: Neurčená licence
The current trend in autobiography that is making ours an age of memoir has long historical roots. The trend presents a potential difficulty for contemporary literature as writers increasingly turn from the writing of fiction to the writing of memoir; we risk, as Milan Kundera puts it, "an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding" in this proliferation of voices competing for a limited audience of readers. This essay presents no solutions to that potentiality but it does explore some of the motives for autobiography.
 Kundera, Milan The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. 1978. Trans. Michael Henry Heim. New York: Penguin, 1981.