Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real

May 4, 2019|
Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real

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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.

Title:Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:May 4, 2019
Publisher:The University of Alberta Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781772124637

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