Truth

Caringly edited by Irene Niechoda, its range encompasses studies in contradictory information, the book-machine, a "pataphysical hardware catalogue, allegories of the single letter and the alternate semiotics of cartoon clouds.

Truth

Author: B. P. Nichol

Publisher: Stratford, Ont. : Mercury Press

ISBN:

Page: 176

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Truth: A Book of Fictions takes reading through the looking-glass to haunt those linguistic frontiers where pun, paradox and contradiction reign supreme and to navigate the delirious other side of sense where language emerges as the obsessive object of both analysis and desire. Truth: A Book of Fictions is a valuable addition to Nichol?s oeuvre. Caringly edited by Irene Niechoda, its range encompasses studies in contradictory information, the book-machine, a "pataphysical hardware catalogue, allegories of the single letter and the alternate semiotics of cartoon clouds. Spanning more than twenty years? worth of rich material, it will be welcomed by logophiliacs and paradoxophiles alike. For as John Ruskin put it, when love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

Factual Fictions

Factual Fictions: Narrative Truth and the Contemporary American Documentary Novel focuses on contemporary American documentary narratives, specifically the documentary novel, as it re-emerged in the 1960s and later developed into various ...

Factual Fictions

Author: Leonora Flis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443824771

Page: 250

View: 661

Factual Fictions: Narrative Truth and the Contemporary American Documentary Novel focuses on contemporary American documentary narratives, specifically the documentary novel, as it re-emerged in the 1960s and later developed into various other forms. The book explores the connections between the documentary novel and the concurrent rise of New Journalism (a.k.a. “literary journalism”) in the United States, situating the two genres in the cultural context of the tumultuous 1960s and an emerging postmodern ethos. Flis makes a comprehensive analysis of texts by Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, John Berendt, and Don DeLillo, while tackling discussions on various theoretical complexities with assurance and rigor. Interested in the precarious divide between fact and fiction, the author productively complicates traditional notions of the two poles. Furthermore, the book examines parallels between contemporary Slovene documentary narratives and their American counterparts. Flis’s work, with its systematic and innovative approach to the subject matter, adds an important historical dimension to the developing field of literary journalism studies as well as to the more established area of 20th Century American literature.

Five Fictions in Search of Truth

For all three, the issue was never whether fiction and truth were linked, but how:
how, formally, to produce a well-made story, in which case it would find out the
truth. I write “the truth” conscious that it is a phrase to raise eyebrows. Yet
Flaubert ...

Five Fictions in Search of Truth

Author: Myra Jehlen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400828910

Page: 192

View: 931

Fiction, far from being the opposite of truth, is wholly bent on finding it out, and writing novels is a way to know the real world as objectively as possible. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth, Myra Jehlen develops this idea through readings of works by Flaubert, James, and Nabokov. She invokes Proust's famous search for lost memory as the exemplary literary process, which strives, whatever its materials, for a true knowledge. In Salammbô, Flaubert digs up Carthage; in The Ambassadors, James plumbs the examined life and touches at its limits; while in Lolita, Nabokov traces a search for truth that becomes a trespass. In these readings, form and style emerge as fiction's means for taking hold of reality, which is to say that they are as epistemological as they are aesthetic, each one emerging by way of the other. The aesthetic aspects of a literary work are just so many instruments for exploring a subject, and the beauty and pleasure of a work confirm the validity of its account of the world. For Flaubert, famously, a beautiful sentence was proven true by its beauty. James and Nabokov wrote on the same assumption--that form and style were at once the origin and the confirmation of a work's truth. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth, Jehlen shows, moreover, that fiction's findings are not only about the world but immanent within it. Literature works concretely, through this form, that style, this image, that word, seeking a truth that is equally concrete. Writers write--and readers read--to discover an incarnate, secular knowledge, and in doing so they enact a basic concurrence between literature and science. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Truth and Other Fictions

This is a book of engagement, emotional and intellectual at the same time--just as art should be.

Truth and Other Fictions

Author: Eva Tihanyi

Publisher: Inanna Publications & Education Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 135

View: 986

In the thirteen stories that comprise Truth and Other Fictions, women take centre stage as they experience the slippery relationship between art and truth, not merely as an aesthetic concept but a reality in their lives. Art here is present in many forms and brought closely into the personal realm of the people involved with it: the paintings of Picasso, the photographs of Brassa�, the songs of Billie Holiday, the emotional impact of opera, the literature of Hemingway and Durrell, the intellect of Sontag. With each story we move closer to our own time, and into contemporary "twists" involving gourmet cooking and fine wine, the Internet, cosmetic surgery, and finally the Body Worlds exhibit where death itself is turned into a form of art. This is a book of engagement, emotional and intellectual at the same time--just as art should be.

Fiction and Truth in Transition

Fictions, in these transferred senses, could quite obviously be extended to other,
not to say all areas of human culture, ... That fiction is not (necessarily) the
antithesis of truth, is one of the assumptions that Piglia's countryman Iuan Iosé
Saer put ...

Fiction and Truth in Transition

Author: Oscar Hemer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364380122X

Page: 517

View: 851

What can fiction tell us about the world that journalism and science cannot? This simple yet vast question is the starting-point for an interrogation of the relationship between literary fiction and society's dramatic transformation in South Africa and Argentina over the past several decades. The resulting discursive text borders on both journalism and literature, incorporating reportage, essay, and memoir. (Series: Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology - Vol. 34)

Truths Fictions

Pedro Meyer blends the magical realism of Latin American storytelling with the wizardry of computer-altered photography to create a magical and illuminating photographic exploration of Mexico and the United States.

Truths   Fictions

Author: Pedro Meyer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 133

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Pedro Meyer blends the magical realism of Latin American storytelling with the wizardry of computer-altered photography to create a magical and illuminating photographic exploration of Mexico and the United States.

Truth in Fiction

... of fictional truth (viz., “Sherlock is clever” is fictionally true because we pretend
that it says something true, as opposed to the explanation in terms of the
sentence expressing at the fiction a proposition that is true when evaluated at the
fiction).

Truth in Fiction

Author: Franck Lihoreau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110326795

Page: 308

View: 397

The essays collected in this volume are all concerned with the connection between fiction and truth. This question is of utmost importance to metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophical logic and epistemology, raising in each of these areas and at their intersections a large number of issues related to creation, existence, reference, identity, modality, belief, assertion, imagination, pretense, etc. All these topics and many more are addressed in this collection, which brings together original essays written from various points of view by philosophers of diverse trends. These essays constitute major contributions to the current debates that the connection between truth and fiction continually enlivens, and give a sense of the directions in which research on this question is heading.

The Fiction of Truth

The Fiction of Truth offers a rigorous reexamination of allegory.

The Fiction of Truth

Author: Carolynn Van Dyke

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501743716

Page: 315

View: 992

The Fiction of Truth offers a rigorous reexamination of allegory. Rejecting the traditional notion that allegory says thing and means another, Carolynn Van Dyke proposes a new definition of the genre, derived both from contemporary critical theory and from the practice of medieval and Renaissance allegorists. Allegories, Van Dyke asserts, differ from other kinds of narrative in the syntactic rules that seem to generate their plots. Through a reading of Prudentius' Psychomachia, the earliest allegory, Van Dyke formulates a semiotic code that she finds implicit in allegorical works. She shows how allegorists adopted and altered that code in such works as The Romance of the Rose, medieval morality plays, The Pilgrim's Progress, The Divine Comedy, and The Faerie Queene. Her book is both a bold theoretical examination of allegory and a history of its evolution over the twelve centuries during which it played a major—even a dominant—role in Western literature.

The Character of Truth

Can the novel survive in an age when tales of historical figures and contemporary personalities dominate the reading lists of the book-buying public?

The Character of Truth

Author: Naomi Jacobs

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809316076

Page: 234

View: 116

Can the novel survive in an age when tales of historical figures and contemporary personalities dominate the reading lists of the book-buying public? Naomi Jacobs addresses this question in a study of writers such as William Styron, E. L. Doctorow, and Robert Coover, who challenge the dominance of nonfiction by populating their fictions with real people, living and dead. Jacobs explores the genesis, varieties, and implications of this trend in a prose as lively as that of the writers she critiques. Using as a case study Robert Coover’s portrait of Richard Nixon in The Public Burning, Jacobs addresses the important legal and ethical questions raised by this trend and applies contemporary libel law to the fictionalization of living people, such as Richard Nixon. She closes her study by speculating on the future of this device and of the novel.

Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions

The illness is not just the committing of error , but the unalterable experience of
error as truth . ... thus designates as much an affective state as a cognitive one : it
is an act of self - persuasion , both the concocting of a fiction and the belief in it .

Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions

Author: Cathy Caruth

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 167

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Truth Fiction and Literature

This book examines the complex and varied ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers a precise account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore matters of universal human interest.

Truth  Fiction  and Literature

Author: Peter Lamarque

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198236816

Page: 481

View: 504

Truth, Fiction, and Literature examines the complexity and variety with which fictions relate to the real world. They explore how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to probe issues of universal human interest, providing new, philosophically sound foundations for a genuine change of direction in literary theorizing.

Truth and Fiction Notes on Exceptional Faith in Art

In this extended essay, Manchevski ruminates the different ways in which both filmmakers and audiences create, experience, and absorb the cinematic narrative with a certain trust and faith in the artwork to render, not the factual truth, ...

Truth and Fiction  Notes on  Exceptional  Faith in Art

Author: Milcho Manchevski

Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 0615647103

Page: 54

View: 424

"Reflecting upon his experience making his 2010 feature film Mothers, a cinematic triptych interweaving three narratives that are each, in their own way, about the often tenuous lines between truth and fiction. In this extended essay, Manchevski ruminates the different ways in which both filmmakers and audiences create, experience, and absorb the cinematic narrative with a certain trust and faith in the artwork to render, not the factual truth, per se, but the importantly shared experience of trusting "the plane of reality created by the work itself"."--P. 4 of cover.

J M Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee: Truth, Meaning, Fiction illuminates the intellectual and philosophical interests that drive Coetzee's writing.

J  M  Coetzee

Author: Anthony Uhlmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501357484

Page: 248

View: 647

J. M. Coetzee: Truth, Meaning, Fiction illuminates the intellectual and philosophical interests that drive Coetzee's writing. In doing so, it makes the case for Coetzee as an important and original thinker in his own right. Whilst looking at Coetzee's writing career, from his dissertation through to The Schooldays of Jesus (2016), and interpreting running themes and scenarios, style and evolving attitudes to literary form, Anthony Uhlmann also offers revealing glimpses, informed by archival research, of Coetzee's writing process. Among the main themes that Uhlmann sees in Coetzee's writing, and which remains highly relevant today, is the awareness that there is truth in fiction, or that fiction can provide valuable insights into real world problems, and that there are also fictions of the truth: that we are surrounded, in our everyday lives, by stories we wish to believe are true. J. M. Coetzee: Truth, Meaning, Fiction offers a revealing new account of one of arguably our most important contemporary writers.

Infertilities

Locating points of conjunction between queer, feminist, and postcolonial theories, Infertilities points to the role of lesbian representation and reproductive politics in ongoing critiques of globalism.

Infertilities

Author: Robin Truth Goodman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816634880

Page: 234

View: 521

"In today's global market, ideas about family, femininity, and reproduction are traded on as actively as any currency or stock. The connection has a history, one rooted in a conception of feminine identities invented through a science interwoven with the pursuit of empire, the accumulation of goods, and the furtherance of power. It is this history that Robin Truth Goodman exposes in her analysis of literary and political representations of female infertility from the mid-nineteenth century to our day." "Goodman takes Darwin's studies on sterility between species as her starting point, exploring evolutionary science as the intersection of a colonial worldview based on class struggle and the pathologizing of female identities that fall outside of reproductive normalcy. She then examines how Joseph Conrad constructs a vision of feminism as a product of miscegenation, how Alejo Carpentier and Mario Vargas Llosa deploy female figures of miscegenation to recast Latin American literature as "difference," and how ecological devastation in the Brazilian Amazon is envisioned through failures in Indian marriage. Locating points of conjunction between queer, feminist, and postcolonial theories, Infertilities points to the role of lesbian representation and reproductive politics in ongoing critiques of globalism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Truth about Fiction

This book presents readers and creative writing enthusiasts with comprehensive coverage of the elements of fiction and real-world writing techniques that help build skills--such as sensory detailing, character construction, and cause and ...

The Truth about Fiction

Author: Steven Schoen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130257710

Page: 121

View: 324

This book presents readers and creative writing enthusiasts with comprehensive coverage of the elements of fiction and real-world writing techniques that help build skills—such as sensory detailing, character construction, and cause and effect plotting. Plenty of practical advice completes this treatment of the fiction genre. Chapter topics include character, plot, story structure, dialogue, point of view, style, and details.For writers pursuing a hobby or a dream—or just dabbling, this insightful guide will teach them how do it and “say” it better.