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The Treacherous Imagination - a book by McGill, Robert

The Treacherous Imagination

Intimacy, Ethics, and Autobiographical Fiction

The Treacherous Imagination( )
Author: McGill, Robert
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Ohio State University Press
Book Format:CD-ROM
List Price:USD $14.95
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Many authors have been accused of betraying their loved ones by turning them into fictional characters. In The Treacherous Imagination, Robert McGill examines the ethics of writing such stories. He argues that while fiction has long appealed to readers with its narratives of private life, contemporary autobiographical fiction channels a widespread ambivalence about the value of telling all in a confessional age--an age in which fiction has an unprecedented power to...
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