By B.J. Hollars
Contemporary discussions on nonfiction are frequently riddled with questions about the bounds among fact and reminiscence, honesty and artifice, evidence and lies. simply how a lot fact is in nonfiction? How a lot is a lie? Blurring the Boundaries units out to reply to such questions whereas at the same time exploring the bounds of the form.
This assortment positive aspects twenty genre-bending essays from today’s most famous academics and writers—including unique paintings from Michael Martone, Marcia Aldrich, Dinty W. Moore, Lia Purpura, and Robin Hemley, between others. those essays test with constitution, sort, and subject material, and every is accompanied by means of the writer’s own mirrored image at the paintings itself, illuminating his or her struggles alongside the way in which. As those cutting edge writers stretch the boundaries of style, they take us with them, providing readers a front-row seat to an ever-evolving form.
Readers additionally obtain a pragmatic method of craft due to the original writing workouts supplied via the writers themselves. half groundbreaking nonfiction assortment, half writing reference, Blurring the Boundaries serves because the perfect publication for literary enthusiasts and practitioners of the craft.
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Blurring the Boundaries: Explorations to the Fringes of Nonfiction by B.J. Hollars