Fiction vs Reality

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Fiction vs Reality

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1AntonioGallo
jun 10, 2014, 8:32pm

Greetings to all members!

2paradoxosalpha
jun 10, 2014, 9:43pm

Greeting and health to you, Antonio.

I have some remarks apropos of your thread title.

I read books published as non-fiction, and ones published as fiction. But I use neither designation myself in either cataloging or physically organizing my library. I often find these categories deceptive and obstructive.

On the one hand, there are truths accessible through fiction -- in fact I would say there are some truths most accessible through fiction. Complementarily, there is storytelling in most non-fiction works, errors in nearly all, and deliberate falsehood in many.

Also, I am interested in factual accounts concerning authors and literature, as well as fictional accounts incorporating actual people and events. I use topical and biographical axes of organization to bring together books like an instructional book on occultism, a biography of a famous occultist, and a novel written by that occultist.

3cpg
jun 11, 2014, 2:26pm

I made the mistake of starting to read Lisa Randall's Warped Passages yesterday at the same time I was in the middle of a George Eliot novel. Randall's silly pop-music epigraphs bear no comparison to Eliot's thoughtful ones, and (from what little headway I've made in Randall's book) I am not confident that Randall will give me a better picture of reality than Eliot does.

4AleksGeorge
jun 13, 2014, 1:28am

Hi Antonio and hi everyone. My name is Aleks. I am a Psychologist and self-development writer but I also love fiction and studied Creative Writing and Psychology at university. I plan to go back into fiction in the not too distant future so I thought it would be good to befriend intriguing people with interests in all kinds of genres. Looking forward to keeping in touch. Have a great day.

5AntonioGallo
okt 13, 2019, 8:10pm

Hello everybody! I'm pleased to awake this thread after such a long time. Please excuse my absence. This is not fiction, it's reality. But how much fiction is in reality and how much reality is in fiction?