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Author D'Agata, John, 1974-

Title The lifespan of a fact / John D'Agata and Jim Fingal.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    808.02 DAG    DUE 07-01-20
Edition 1st ed.
Description 123 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Subject Creative nonfiction -- Authorship.
Essay -- Authorship.
Added Author Fingal, Jim.
Added Title Life span of a fact
ISBN 9780393340730 (pbk.) : $17.95
0393340732 (pbk.)

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