DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2016.03.003
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Max Statkiewicz

Abstract: Truth of fiction might sound like a paradox, at least within the Platonic doxa. But perhaps there is no truth without fiction; Plato's own myths would testify to this necessary combination of "history" and "story" (histoire, storia, Geschichte, etc.). Still, it might be not enough simply to affirm the necessity of fictional narrative for an historical account. In some cases, it would be difficult to accept a fictional aspect of historical testimony. Jorge Semprún claims, on the other hand, that only fiction is…

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