What is Nonfiction LiteratureWhich is nonfiction?
Are they non-fiction?
While many literary prize winners have dedicated much of their life to non-fiction, the Nobel Prize for Literature has never been given to a non-fiction author. The bookshelves, which are labelled with literature, may not contain non-fiction books - even large works of memoirs or reports by great writers may not be placed side by side with books.
What do we understand by literature? High-calibre panel participants from literature and non-fiction authors are discussing why the literature still leaves non-fiction sitting in the back seat of the city. How important is non-fiction in literature work? How important is fantasy in the creation of non-fiction books?
Which effects can be achieved by diction - and back?
Are non-fiction books to be regarded as literature? It is the opinion of the Nobel Committee
For literature. Alexievich?" he writes. Can the Nobel Prize Commission at last undo the unworthy handling of what we call non-fiction and acknowledge that it is literature? When you write articles, you are usually archived by section. It would be Russia or the Soviet Union and not on the bookshelf.
For many years, I often compared it to the way the artistic community regarded the photographic industry as a kind of questionable thing that it described as art," says Gourevitch. Alexievchs letter is anything but classical newscasting - not that it should not be regarded as literature. "She began to believe that day-to-day journalists, the customs of making newspapers conventionally, the intensities and foreignness of the Soviets and later, as they got older into post-Soviet realities, were really not appropriate," says Gourevitch.
Alexievich Gourevitch visited a podium discussion in New York a few years ago about the disaster. He' still has the copy of the paper she was talking about Chernobyl. Then Alexievich said something Gourevitch can't overlook. Alexievich destroyed the government and the Belorussian presidents at the Minsk news conferencing this mornings because they belonged to a "Russian world" that they did not agree with.
Alexievich has indeed been in and out of Belarus for years. Gourevitch says, however, that she does not have a certain kind of ideal. "It really does write about the huge historic and intellectual upheavals that were the USSR and post-Soviet experience," says Gourevitch.