What is the translation of memoir (a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's life)?

An English-French dictionary gives the straightforward translation le mémoire, but looking up le mémoire yields the translations

  1. memorandum

  2. dissertation, paper

neither of which corresponds to the English "memoir".

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Try the plural "mémoires". Another dictionary seems to have it right, here. Here is a dictionary with the definition of "mémoires" in French.

Examples are: les Mémoires de Saint-Simon, les Mémoires de Vidocq.

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