On Telling a Lie to Reveal the Truth: Mongrel

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dc.contributor.author Oleson, James en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-10T01:51:09Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-07-01 en
dc.identifier.issn 2167-9045 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40330 en
dc.description.abstract South African author William Dicey’s 2016 collection of essays, Mongrel, operates as a literary prism, refracting and clarifying literary and sociological elements of life. The book’s six essays grapple with a sprawling range of subjects, including: the elusive distinction between fiction and non-fiction, literary footnotes, the endeavor of writing, the search for truth, the citizen’s search for community, the relevance of ethnicity in post-apartheid society, the perpetuation of socioeconomic disadvantage, the tragedy of criminal justice, and collective moral culpability for climate change. History, economics, and practical ethics underscore the entire collection, and exogenous sources such as Nabokov’s Pale Fire and Coetzee’s Disgrace can lend depth to the works. The essays of Mongrel can be understood as six discrete works, but they can also be understood as a meta-narrative that takes as its object the sociological search for restored community and the literary quest for authenticity. en
dc.publisher Maryland Institute of Research (MIR) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Arts and Humanities en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title On Telling a Lie to Reveal the Truth: Mongrel en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.18533/journal.v6i7.1200 en
pubs.issue 7 en
pubs.begin-page 87 en
pubs.volume 6 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 102 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 656817 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.org-id Criminology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-09-03 en


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