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Literary truth

“Literary truth is much harder than that of the historian. It’s not based on fact-finding, on the research of documents, but on the audacity, recklessness, and effrontery of the person doing the telling … Fiction must express truths that are otherwise unspeakable. And it needs a tone that testifies with every word that invention is entirely unrelated to falsehood.”

“Literary truth is much harder than that of the historian. It’s not based on fact-finding, on the research of documents, but on the audacity, recklessness, and effrontery of the person doing the telling … Fiction must express truths that are otherwise unspeakable. And it needs a tone that testifies with every word that invention is entirely unrelated to falsehood.”

Jennifer Levasseur, Elena Ferrante: The mysterious Italian writer talks about her acclaimed novels The Age December 19, 2015

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