No word for X

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 7 04:28:36 UTC 2013

An interesting quote from Colum McCann:
> I'm interested in the idea that these categories don’t really exist.
> Aleksandar Hemon says that, in Bosnian, there is no word for either
> "fiction" or "non-fiction": there is only "storytelling". He inserts
> himself into much of his work but it's a construct. To put it another
> way, what Google or Wikipedia says about you might be an utter
> fiction. The storyteller must at least be responsible to a textural
> truth: not so much the dates and facts but the textural contradictions
> that he or she finds.


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