Monday, December 21, 2015

Something to think on …

People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.
— Anthony Powell, born on this date in 1905

1 comment:

  1. It strikes me as a slight restatement of what Aristotle wrote in the Poetics, chapter 9.