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Matters of fact and fiction

Gore Vidal

Matters of fact and fiction

essays, 1973-1976

by Gore Vidal

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Published by Panther in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American essays.

  • Edition Notes

    This collection originally published, New York , Random House London , Heinemann, 1977.

    StatementGore Vidal.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination330p. ;
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15081535M
    ISBN 100586046771

    Fact vs Fiction As it is evident that there is a great degree of difference between fact and fiction when it comes to their meanings, one should be able to know each meaning separately. It is also true that fact and fiction are two words that sho.   Matters of fact: separating brilliant breakthroughs from science fictions The Guardian’s science editor on elixirs of life, questions of ethics, and meeting some extraordinary minds Ian SampleAuthor: Ian Sample.

    Get this from a library! Matters of fact and of fiction: essays [Gore Vidal] -- A collection of seventeen essays written between and , dealing with fiction, politics, and the world in general. Matters of Fact Reading Nonfiction over the Edge Daniel W. Lehman. Matters of Fact examines what happens when writers and readers encounter texts presented as nonfiction: texts that make some truth claim on outside experience, texts whose characters and events have at least some tangible dimension outside the written word.. The current critical climate blurs most meaningful distinctions.

    Get this from a library! Matters of fact and of fiction: essays, [Gore Vidal]. The matter of fact: Some memories of the glorious bird and a earlier self --Contagious self-love --The four generations of the Adams family --President and Mrs. U.S. Grant --West Point --The art and arts of E. Howard Hunt --What Robert Moses did to New York City --Conglomerates --Political melodramas --The state of the union.


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Matters of Fact and of Fiction. A major new collection of essays by one of America's most distinguished men of letters, including, among matters of fact, exposures of political dealings from the Adams family through Robert Moses, and, in fiction, Vidal's famous controversial study of some contemporary writers, "American Plastic," and his backward look at Tennessee Williams, "Some Memories of the Glorious Bird."/5.

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While authors of fiction build worlds that encompass their characters and narratives, a nonfiction text always competes with the lives and events that lie outside it, lives and events it cannot contain.

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