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The Distinction of Fiction

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Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies

The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 26th 2000 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published December 28th 1998)
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