Telling Tales


When Dionysus the Renegade faked a Sophocles text in 400BC (cunningly inserting the acrostic ‘Heraclides is ignorant of letters) to humiliate an academic rival, he paved the way for two millennia of increasingly outlandish literary hoaxers. The path from his mischievous stunt to more serious tricksters like the controversial memorist and Oprah-duper James Frey, takes in every sort of writer: from religious zealot to the bored student, via the vengeful academic and the out-and-out joker. But whether hoaxing for fame, money, politics or simple amusement, each perpetrator represents something unique about why we write. Their stories speak volumes about how reading, writing and publishing have grown out of the fine read more

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ISBN:

9781740668781

Format:

Paperback

Dimensions:

19cm x 12cm

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 January 2010

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melissa Katsoulis