The television premiere of Benjamin Law’s adapted memoirs may have had us laughing last night, but a foray into the recent past of the family memoir genre reveals an ethical minefield of sibling conflicts, clashing memories, and unwanted exposés.
In response to biographies scrutinizing his marriage to Sylvia Plath, the , “I hope each of us owns the facts of his or her own life”. In family memoir such hopes are dashed.
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