Fiction is the form of any narrative or informative work that deals, in part or in whole, with information or events that are not factual, but rather, imaginary and theoretical—that is, invented by the author. Although fiction describes a major branch of literary work, it may also refer to theatrical, cinematic, or musical work. Fiction contrasts with non-fiction, which deals exclusively with factual (or, at least, assumed factual) events, descriptions, observations, etc. (e.g., biographies, histories).
Famous quotes containing the word fiction:
“... any fiction ... is bound to be transposed autobiography.”
—Elizabeth Bowen (18991973)
“... fiction never exceeds the reach of the writers courage.”
—Dorothy Allison (b. 1949)
“... the main concern of the fiction writer is with mystery as it is incarnated in human life.”
—Flannery OConnor (19251964)