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The Resource The lifespan of a fact, John D'Agata and Jim Fingal

The lifespan of a fact, John D'Agata and Jim Fingal

Label
The lifespan of a fact
Title
The lifespan of a fact
Statement of responsibility
John D'Agata and Jim Fingal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How negotiable is a fact in nonfiction? In 2003, an essay by John D'Agata was rejected by the magazine that commissioned it due to factual inaccuracies. That essay--which eventually became the foundation of D'Agata's critically acclaimed About a Mountain--was accepted by another magazine, but not before they handed it to their own fact-checker, Jim Fingal. What resulted from that assignment was seven years of arguments, negotiations, and revisions as D'Agata and Fingal struggled to navigate the boundaries of literary nonfiction. What emerges is a brilliant and eye-opening meditation on the relationship between "truth" and "accuracy" and a penetrating conversation about whether it is appropriate for a writer to substitute one for the other"--P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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D'Agata, John
Dewey number
808.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN145
LC item number
.D25 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fingal, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Essay
Label
The lifespan of a fact, John D'Agata and Jim Fingal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn738350223
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
123 p.
Isbn
9780393340730
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011042637
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393340730
  • (OCoLC)738350223
Label
The lifespan of a fact, John D'Agata and Jim Fingal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn738350223
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
123 p.
Isbn
9780393340730
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011042637
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393340730
  • (OCoLC)738350223

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