What Memoir Forgets
The article focuses on the genre of memoirs in literature. Memoirs is reality based literature. It represents the democratization of the written word. The only encouraging thing about the phenomenon is the number of people who suspect it. This indicates that the reading public maintain a critical faculty no matter how far the scholars retreat into obscurantism or what they are told by those in control of the media. Given the power and money now dedicated to pure distraction as the corporatization of discourse proceeds. The memoir trend is not just a publishing ruse to get more people to buy more books. It is an intellectual fraud, a cultural fraud, a fraud perpetrated by readers upon themselves and their past.