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True Stories: And Other Essays

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability.

Francis Spufford's welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present. He makes use of a variety of encounters with particular places, writers, or books to address deeper questions relating to the complicated relationship between storytelling and truth-telling.

How must a nonfiction writer imagine facts, vivifying them to bring them to life? How must a novelist create a dependable world of story, within which facts are, in fact, imaginary? And how does a religious faith felt strongly to be true, but not provably so, draw on both kinds of writerly imagination?

Ranging freely across topics as diverse as the medieval legends of Cockaigne, the Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis, and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, Spufford provides both fresh observations and thought-provoking insights. No less does he inspire an irresistible urge to play this audiobook and listen on.

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: True Stories: And Other Essays
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-300-23005-2 / 978-0-300-23005-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Stories: And Other Essays
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-300-24666-8 / 978-0-300-24666-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Audio Editions

October 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: True Stories & Other Essays
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 1-72135-548-0 / 978-1-72135-548-8
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Author(s): Francis Spufford
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: True Stories & Other Essays
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: True Stories & Other Essays
Author(s): Francis Spufford
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: True Stories: And Other Essays
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Yale University Press
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