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Monday, August 14, 2006

Fact Vs Fiction

"Americans are pragmatic. They like the sense that something has actually happened...Yes, Americans like to be immersed in the actual. But they also like to be immersed in stories, and that's something novels and memoirs share."

Novelist Charles Baxter on the dividing line between fiction and non-fiction, in an article that examines the fall of the novel's popularity.


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