Fiction and Truth in Transition

Fiction and Truth in Transition

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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)Coetzeea#39;s heroes are, in her analysis, aquot;those who ignore history, not make itaquot;. Coetzee, on the other hand, strongly opposed Gordimera#39;s ... Njabulo Ndebelea#39;s Fools and Other Stories 86 Gordimer 1973, p. 10-11, quoted in Bethlehem 2006, p.

Title:Fiction and Truth in Transition
Author:Oscar Hemer
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2012


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