By Charles Blackstone
"We reside in an Enquirer, fact television-addled global, a global during which most faculty scholars obtain their information from the day-by-day exhibit and discourse through textual content message," assert Charles Blackstone and Jill Talbot. "Recently, nonfiction writers were criticized for falsifying memoirs. Oprah excoriated James Frey on her exhibit; Nasdijj used to be impugned by way of Sherman Alexie in Time. Is our subsequent development in literature to fasten down such barriers one of the literati? Or should still we handle the fictionalizing of nonfiction, the reality of fiction?" The paintings of Friction surveys the borderlands the place fiction and nonfiction intersect, commingle, and problem style traces. It anthologizes nineteen artistic works by means of modern, award-winning writers together with Junot D?az, Jonathan Safran Foer, Thomas Beller, Bernard Cooper, Wendy McClure, and Terry Tempest Williams, who additionally offer better half items within which they touch upon their paintings. those choices, which position brief tales and private essays (and hybrids of the 2) part by way of aspect, let readers to check the similarities and variations among the genres, in addition to discover the traits in style overlap. Functioning as either a reader and a dialogue of the craft of writing, The artwork of Friction is a well timed, crucial publication for all writers and readers who search the truthfulness of lived event via (non)fictions.