[Ads-l] another "novel" use for non-fiction

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 1 16:18:26 UTC 2020

Of course, book-length "creative non-fiction" means "non-fiction novel,"
which seems to bear the most responsibility for the extended use of "novel."

BTW, I ran into some third-graders recently who were talking about reading
"chapter books."


On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 9:55 AM Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:

>  From a posting on the LESLLA list:
> "Thanks so much, Val. I'll add this to the list (which maybe should be
> 'novels of displacement, since some on the list aren't fiction, but
> creative non-fiction)."
> The posting has the subject line of : "Fiction of displacement"
> The author teaches undergrad linguistics in the UK, so it's an educated
> use. It seems to be that creative aspect of the which licenses/triggers
> the use of "novel" as the label/category for it.
> ---Amy West
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