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Blurred lines of fact versus fiction

I have to say after reading these some of these memoirs and personal essays I felt a lot better about approaching and continuing as well as making insights¬†¬†with my own essay on lies. Beginning with Hampl’s Memory and Imagination I … Continue reading

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How Imagination and Memory Blur the Line between “Truth” and “Lie”

Michel de Montaigne and Francis Bacon both scorn lying. In “Of Truth,” Bacon declares that lies add a sweetness, a loathsome pleasure to life. He uses imagination, opinions, vanity, “flattering hopes [and] false valuations” as examples of common lies people … Continue reading

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Personal feelings regarding imagination/fiction in personal writing

For this week’s blog post, I would like to consider the varying positions put forth in the different pieces that we were assigned, focusing primarily on “Nester’s “Notes on Frey”. First, to discuss the complementary opinions of Bacon and Montaigne, … Continue reading

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