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Truth in Nonfiction - Essays (Paperback, Edicion Popular): David Lazar

Truth in Nonfiction - Essays (Paperback, Edicion Popular)

David Lazar; Contributions by John D'Agata, Mark Doty, Su Friedrich, Joanna Frueh, Ray Gonz alez, Vivian Gornick, Barbara Hammer, Kathryn Harrison, Marianne Hirsch

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Even before the controversy that surrounded the publication of "A Million Little Pieces," the question of truth has been at the heart of memoir. From Elie Wiesel to Benjamin Wilkomirski to David Sedaris, the veracity of writers' claims has been suspect. In this fascinating and timely collection of essays, leading writers meditate on the subject of truth in literary nonfiction. As David Lazar writes in his introduction, "How do we verify? Do we care to? (Do we dare to eat the apple of knowledge and say it's true? Or is it a peach?) Do we choose to? Is it a subcategory of faith? How do you respond when someone says, 'This is really true'? Why do they choose to say it then?"
The past and the truth are slippery things, and the art of nonfiction writing requires the writer to shape as well as explore. In personal essays, meditations on the nature of memory, considerations of the genres of memoir, prose poetry, essay, fiction, and film, the contributors to this provocative collection attempt to find answers to the question of what truth in nonfiction means.
Contributors: John D'Agata, Mark Doty, Su Friedrich, Joanna Frueh, Ray Gonzalez, Vivian Gornick, Barbara Hammer, Kathryn Harrison, Marianne Hirsch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Leonard Kriegel, David Lazar, Alphonso Lingis, Paul Lisicky, Nancy Mairs, Nancy K. Miller, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Phyllis Rose, Oliver Sacks, David Shields, and Leo Spitzer

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Imprint: University of Iowa Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2008
First published: May 2008
Editors: David Lazar
Contributors: John D'Agata • Mark Doty • Su Friedrich • Joanna Frueh • Ray Gonz alez • Vivian Gornick • Barbara Hammer • Kathryn Harrison • Marianne Hirsch
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Edition: Edicion Popular
ISBN-13: 978-1-58729-654-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
LSN: 1-58729-654-3
Barcode: 9781587296543

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