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Life Writing and Political Memoir

  • Anneke Ribberink VU University Amsterdam


This review aims to analyse Magnus Brechtken (Eds.), Life Writing and Political. Memoir- Lebenszeugnisse und Politische Memoiren.

For anyone interested in political memoirs the question of their value and influence is intriguing. Of course, few will now believe that politicians’ memoirs and autobiographies should be taken as objective stories people can rely on. But how far can we go in indeed believing them? In other words, do politicians in general write the truth about themselves or is any political memoir whatsoever by definition an unreliable piece?

Author Biography

Anneke Ribberink, VU University Amsterdam

Dr. Anneke Ribberink is Associate Professor of Political History at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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