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The Lifespan Of A Fact By D'Agata, John/ Fingal, Jim

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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. *Author: D'Agata, John/ Fingal, Jim *Publication Date: 2012/02/27 *Number of Pages: 123 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 7.00 *Height: 9.25.





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