linguistics trivia
FACTION: The term comes from the American author Truman Capote
and is a portmanteau word (=fact+fiction) which describes
novels such as his own In Cold Blood (1966).
Excerpt from Studying the Novel
1997 Jeremy Hawthorn
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Studying The Novel
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This jewel of a book by Jeremy Hawthorn makes up for its
Lilliputian size by covering writing
concepts for students and avid readers. Includes ideas not found outside of advanced graduate school or masterwork courses.

In Evanston, Illinois, a bookmobile offered entertainment, information about the Wright Brothers new inventions, about Edison's methods of providing an interesting alternative to kerosene lamplight.

At the turn of the century the telegraph encouraged new forms of communication. Reading books seemed to hold the lead until television broke the front-door locks and entered homes.

First published in
Great Britain in 1985
In 1997, the third edition, published by
a division of Hodder Headline Group
338 Euston Road
London, NW1 3BH

Currently published by: St. Martin's Press
175 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10010

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