The Resource True stories : & other essays, Francis Spufford

True stories : & other essays, Francis Spufford

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True stories : & other essays
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True stories
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& other essays
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Francis Spufford
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True stories
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and other essays
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eng
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"Francis Spufford's welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present. He makes use of a variety of encounters with particular places, writers, or books to address deeper questions relating to the complicated relationship between story-telling and truth-telling. How must a nonfiction writer imagine facts, vivifying them to bring them to life? How must a novelist create a dependable world of story, within which facts are, in fact, imaginary? And how does a religious faith felt strongly to be true, but not provably so, draw on both kinds of writerly imagination? Ranging freely across topics as diverse as the medieval legends of Cockaigne, the Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis, and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, Spufford provides both fresh observations and thought-provoking insights. No less does he inspire an irresistible urge to turn the page and read on"--
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Title
True stories
Creator
Summary
"Francis Spufford's welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present. He makes use of a variety of encounters with particular places, writers, or books to address deeper questions relatingto the complicated relationship between story-telling and truth-telling. How must a nonfiction writer imagine facts, vivifying them to bring them to life? How must a novelist create a dependable world of story, within which facts are, in fact, imaginary?And how does a religious faith felt strongly to be true, but not provably so, draw on both kinds of writerly imagination? Ranging freely across topics as diverse as the medieval legends of Cockaigne, the Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis, and the tombof Ayatollah Khomeini, Spufford provides both fresh observations and thought-provoking insights. No less does he inspire an irresistible urge to turn the page and read on"--
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814/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6119.P84
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
essays
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bibliography
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adult
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Francis Spufford
True stories : & other essays, Francis Spufford
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True stories : & other essays, Francis Spufford
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780300230055
Lccn
2017021076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2017021076

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