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Creative Nonfiction and Literature Further Defined

I’ve wrestled with the definition of literature in previous posts. As well as trying to define creative nonfiction. 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, gives us this definition which, when broadened, could include literature as well: The best definition we’ve … Continue reading

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What Is Literature? — Continued

<— Previous post on literature It might be said that literature aspires to something higher, art perhaps. Artistic merit. Perhaps. None of the reporting I’ve done, the blogs for trial lawyers that I write, none of the magazine articles I’ve ever … Continue reading

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What is Literature?

Literature, at first thought, explores the meaning beyond basic facts required by a story. Reportage demands the who, what, when, where, how, and why; literature demands the meaning behind them. Why, then, isn’t news analysis literature? Is Time magazine literature? Supreme Court Justice Potter … Continue reading

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