Named a top 10 Best Book of 2012 by Slate.com
An innovative essayist and his fact-checker do battle about the use of truth and the definition of nonfiction.
How negotiable is a fact in nonfiction? In 2003, an essay by John DâAgata was rejected by the magazine that commissioned it due to factual inaccuracies. That essayâwhich eventually became the foundation of DâAgataâs critically acclaimed About a Mountainâwas accepted by another magazine, The Believer, but not before they handed it to their own fact-checker, Jim Fingal. What resulted from that assignment was seven years of arguments, negotiations, and revisions as DâAgata and Fingal struggled to navigate the boundaries of literary nonfiction.
This book reproduces DâAgataâs essay, along with DâAgata and Fingalâs extensive correspondence. What emerges is a brilliant and eye-opening meditation on the relationship between âtruthâ and âaccuracyâ and a penetrating conversation about whether it is appropriate for a writer to substitute one for the other.Two-color throughout
This edition also contains Literacy''s Beginnings: Supporting Young Readers and Writers
About: The Fifth Edition of Literacy's Beginnings offers an integrated approach to reading and writing instruction keyed to the five typical developmental stages through which most children pass (the IRA/NAEYC phases ofÂ literacy).
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