Not like my mother : truth and the author in creative nonfiction

Alagic, Azra (2009) Not like my mother : truth and the author in creative nonfiction. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.

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This exegesis examines how a writer can effectively negotiate the relationship between author, character, fact and truth, in a work of Creative Nonfiction. It was found that individual truths, in a work of Creative Nonfiction, are not necessarily universal truths due to individual, cultural, historical and religious circumstances. What was also identified, through the examination of published Creative Nonfiction, is a necessity to ensure there are clear demarcation lines between authorial truth and fiction. The Creative Nonfiction works examined, which established this framework for the reader, ensured an ethical relationship between author and audience. These strategies and frameworks were then applied to my own Creative Nonfiction.

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ID Code: 26446
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Bourke, Nicole & Muller, Vivienne
Keywords: creative nonfiction, new journalism, truth, fact, narrative satisfaction, authorial truth, ethics, Balkans, war, Yugoslavia.
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Jul 2009 05:01
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 05:24

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