Alchemy: Writers on Truth, Lies and Fiction

Alchemy: Writers on Truth, Lies and Fiction

Joanna Kavenna, Benjamin Markovits, Gabriel Josipivici, Partou Zia, Anakana Schofield
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Author:  Joanna Kavenna, Benjamin Markovits, Gabriel Josipivici, Partou Zia, Anakana Schofield
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  153
Publisher:  Notting Hill Editions
Year:  2016
ISBN:  9781910749166

Reality versus fiction is at the heart of the current literary debate. We live in a world of docu-drama, the 'real life' story. Works of art, novels, films, are frequently bolstered by reference to the autobiography of the creator, or to underlying 'fact.' Where does that leave the imagination? And who gets to define the parameters of 'reality' and 'fiction' anyway? Five writers debate the limits of materialism and realism, in art and literature - and offer a passionate defence of the alchemical imagination in a fact-based world.