Work and ideas by Francesca Gavin
Hi Francesca, Thanks for what you say about the stories. Novelist - novels - are fiction - as all the books are labeled. How is a novelist fraudulent? Jt LeRoy was a pseudonym, a way for me to explore issue I could not have otherwise. Here is a posting written by someone else about the issue. Take care,Laura (Jt LeRoy) Laura's previous works were published as fiction. It is because peopleignored that simple fact, perhaps too lazy to notice, that a wholehost of inappropriate and nasty comments have been rained on her. Yes,it is true that she created a different persona, JT, as a back-story,but to tell the truth that is hardly unique. Writers have done thesame for centuries. Let's remember that Samuel Clemens, p/k/a MarkTwain, created a whole alternative history for himself. Not to beoutdone, Bob Dylan, whose real name escapes me now, actually has atvarious times created seven different "histories" to comport withvarious phases of his development. In France, Roman Gary, afterwinning an award and being written off as incapable of writing in adifferent genre, actually wrote and put a relative up as the author(sound familiar), only to have that relative win the same prestigiousaward. The difference is that the French celebrated their talentedauthor.
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