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"All literary genres are artifacts," writes Michael Riffaterre, "but none more blatantly so than fiction. Its very name declares its artificiality, and yet it must somehow be true to hold the interest of its readers, to tell them about experiences at once imaginary and relevant to their own lives. This paradox of truth in fiction is the problem for which I propose to seek ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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