Truth and Beauty

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Fiction is, by definition, made up. We know this, yet still we try to “figure out” where stories come from. At Lit Hub, Leslie Pietrzyk wonders why readers are so eager to ground imagination in reality:

Why is that always the question fiction writers are asked? Why do readers insist on knowing if the story that held them enthralled was “real”?


Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →