Facts and Fiction in an Author’s Writings: The Conscious/Unconscious Blurring of the Two

When you read a novel or a story, you probably rarely ask yourself what in the book is fiction, and what is based on the author’s autobiographical elements. And why would you? Would knowing one way or another makes any difference? Does knowing, for example, that some of the book’s plot or characters are based on some aspects of the author’s own life give the book more credibility? More attractive powers? Or does a book stand on its own merit, whether or not it is based, in part, on the writer’s autobiographical elements?

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