Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real

byMichael CrummeyIntroduction byMargaret Mackey

February 21, 2019|
Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real by Michael Crummey
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"In all creative writing, the question of what is true and what is real are two very different considerations. Figuring out how to dance between them is a murky business." In Most of What Follows Is True, Michael Crummey examines the complex relationship between fact and fiction, between the “real world” and the stories we tell to explain it. Drawing on his own experience appropriating historical characters to fictional ends, he brings forward important questions about how writers use history and real-life figures to animate fictional stories. Is there a limit to the liberties a writer can take? Is there a point at which a fictionalized history becomes a false history? What responsibilities do writers have to their readers, and to the historical and cultural materials they exploit as sources? Crummey offers thoughtful, witty views on the deep and timely conversation around appropriation.
Michael Crummey is an internationally celebrated novelist and poet. His novel, Galore, won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region), and was short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Award and the Governor General’s Award. Sweetland was a national bestselle...
Title:Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real
Product dimensions:72 pages, 8.8 X 5 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:72 pages, 8.8 X 5 X 0.4 in
Published:February 21, 2019
Publisher:The university of Alberta Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781772124576

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