Under this heading I’m putting a growing number of different kinds of edited textual accunts of my life — from the very beginning to the present day:

All these texts are based on the source material (the documents in the archive, my memories, images, and interviews).

Lists

Other texts are lists of different kinds (like many other people, I have a special knack for lists). Read more here →

Episodic accounts

Another kind of texts are episodic — short texts about singular events, situations, experiences, and memories; e.g., my chemistry studies, the despair I felt when writing my dissertation, and a dream in which I kill my mother.

Narrative

Finally, I’m publishing bits and pieces of a growing comprehensive narrative text (a story) about my life as a whole — like a narrative jigsaw.

This kind of text is what we usually think of when we talk about autobiographies and memoires.

Thematic accounts

I will also discuss the possibility of writing the memoir thematically.

I see two practical possibilities. Either in terms of an overarching theme (motif) for the chronological account, or organizing the memoir thematically instead of chronologically.

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