The lifespan of a fact

  • 作者: John D'Agata and Jim Fingal.
  • 出版: New York : W.W. Norton c2012.
  • 出版年: 2012
  • 版本: 1st ed
  • 標題: Essay , Authorship , Essay Authorship , Creative nonfiction , Creative nonfiction Authorship
  • ISBN: 0393340732 , 9780393340730
  • 附註: Includes bibliographical references
  • 摘要: How negotiable is a fact in nonfiction? In 2003, an essay by John D'Agata was rejected by the magazine that commissioned it due to factual inaccuracies. That essay--which eventually became the foundation of D'Agata's critically acclaimed About a Mountain--was accepted by another magazine, but not before they handed it to their own fact-checker, Jim Fingal. What resulted from that assignment was seven years of arguments, negotiations, and revisions as D'Agata and Fingal struggled to navigate the boundaries of literary nonfiction. What emerges is a brilliant and eye-opening meditation on the relationship between "truth" and "accuracy" and a penetrating conversation about whether it is appropriate for a writer to substitute one for the other"--P. [4] of cover
  • 系統號: 000263195
  • 資料類型: 圖書
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