[Ads-l] 'Nonfiction novel" arrives at the West Indies

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 9 00:15:30 UTC 2015


> On Jun 8, 2015, at 6:00 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
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> Well, at least by antithesis.

"Fiction novel" is a nice retronym, up there with "analog watch", "biological mother", and "World War I"

> "You have to pinch yourself when you go to bed at night," said Brent Sancho, Trinidad's new sports minister and a 2006 World Cup participant who has long jousted with the elder Mr. Warner. "You think you're writing a fiction novel. It's hard to believe what transpired and for such a long period of time."
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> NYTimes, June 8, 2015, front page article (continued on sports pages) about the aforementioned Mr. Warner.
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> Or perhaps a "fiction novel" is a novel that is so fantastic that t begs belief.
> Joel
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