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Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists
In this new collection of interviews, some of America's most prominent novelists identify the key intellectual developments that led to the rise of the contemporary biographical novel, discuss the kind of historical 'truth' this novel communicates, indicate why this narrative form is superior to the traditional historical novel, and reflect on the ideas and characters ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published February 27th 2014 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published February 13th 2014)
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Aug 06, 2014 Kenny rated it liked it · review of another edition
Interviews with practitioners of biographical fiction, which according to the author is a postmodern invention - or at least postmodernism paved the road to break out of what a Woolf had dichotomized as fact and fiction. Interesting read from Michael Cunningham on the creative inception of the Hours. His version of granite and rainbow seems to be leather sofas and onyx spheres.