NEW YORK – Prof. Alexander Motyl of Rutgers University has recently published “Bits and Piece: Fragmentary Memoirs” as a Kindle e-book.
As the author writes in the foreword, “I’ve never wanted to write a memoir, and, as ‘Bits and Pieces’ demonstrates, I haven’t. These ‘fragmentary memoirs’ consist of a handful or two of semi-biographical essays and interviews, interlaced with my drawings, poems and paintings, and with a novella (which may have more to say about me than the non-fiction pieces) thrown in for good measure. Some things are discussed in great detail; others are passed over in silence: readers will have to decide which. All memoirs are selective remembrances full of inconsistencies, lacunae, and contradictions; this one is no different.”