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The Resource True stories : and other essays, Francis Spufford

True stories : and other essays, Francis Spufford

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True stories : and other essays
Title
True stories
Title remainder
and other essays
Statement of responsibility
Francis Spufford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Francis Spufford's welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present. He makes use of a variety of encounters with particular places, writers, or books to address deeper questions relating to the complicated relationship between story-telling and truth-telling. How must a nonfiction writer imagine facts, vivifying them to bring them to life? How must a novelist create a dependable world of story, within which facts are, in fact, imaginary? And how does a religious faith felt strongly to be true, but not provably so, draw on both kinds of writerly imagination? Ranging freely across topics as diverse as the medieval legends of Cockaigne, the Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis, and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, Spufford provides both fresh observations and thought-provoking insights. No less does he inspire an irresistible urge to turn the page and read on"--
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Summary
"Francis Spufford's welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present. He makes use of a variety of encounters with particular places, writers, or books to address deeper questions relatingto the complicated relationship between story-telling and truth-telling. How must a nonfiction writer imagine facts, vivifying them to bring them to life? How must a novelist create a dependable world of story, within which facts are, in fact, imaginary?And how does a religious faith felt strongly to be true, but not provably so, draw on both kinds of writerly imagination? Ranging freely across topics as diverse as the medieval legends of Cockaigne, the Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis, and the tombof Ayatollah Khomeini, Spufford provides both fresh observations and thought-provoking insights. No less does he inspire an irresistible urge to turn the page and read on"--
Writing style
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Provided by publisher
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10599424
Cataloging source
YUS
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1964-
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Spufford, Francis
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
index present
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • Essays
  • Essays
Target audience
adult
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and other essays
Label
True stories : and other essays, Francis Spufford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cold. Winter night -- Ice -- Worst journey -- Shackleton -- Read my toes -- Borealism -- Huntford's Nansen, Huntford's Scott -- The uses of Antarctica -- Red. Siberian journal -- The Soviet moment -- Plenty -- Responsible fiction, irresponsible fact -- Idols of the marketplace -- Unicorn husbandry -- Sacred. Dear atheists -- Contra Dawkins -- Puritans -- Who is God? An answer for children -- C.S. Lewis as apologist -- What can science fiction tell us about God? -- Uneasy in Iran -- Wild theism -- The past as zombie hazard, and consolation -- Three ways of writing faith -- Unapologetically yours (1) -- Unapologetically yours (2) -- Technical. Difference engine -- Boffins -- Printed. Half in praise -- Kipling's jungle -- Robinson's Mars -- The amazing Terence -- You could read forever -- This grand cause of terror -- Bats of some kind -- In memoriam, Iain M. Banks -- The dyer's elbow
Control code
ocn982652298
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780300230055
Lccn
2017021076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982652298
Label
True stories : and other essays, Francis Spufford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cold. Winter night -- Ice -- Worst journey -- Shackleton -- Read my toes -- Borealism -- Huntford's Nansen, Huntford's Scott -- The uses of Antarctica -- Red. Siberian journal -- The Soviet moment -- Plenty -- Responsible fiction, irresponsible fact -- Idols of the marketplace -- Unicorn husbandry -- Sacred. Dear atheists -- Contra Dawkins -- Puritans -- Who is God? An answer for children -- C.S. Lewis as apologist -- What can science fiction tell us about God? -- Uneasy in Iran -- Wild theism -- The past as zombie hazard, and consolation -- Three ways of writing faith -- Unapologetically yours (1) -- Unapologetically yours (2) -- Technical. Difference engine -- Boffins -- Printed. Half in praise -- Kipling's jungle -- Robinson's Mars -- The amazing Terence -- You could read forever -- This grand cause of terror -- Bats of some kind -- In memoriam, Iain M. Banks -- The dyer's elbow
Control code
ocn982652298
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780300230055
Lccn
2017021076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982652298

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