ERIC Number: EJ675973
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Running Roughshod: An Ethical Dilemma in Creative Nonfiction.
Writing On the Edge, v12 n1 p35-39 Fall-Win 2000-2001
Notes that because creative nonfiction exists at the boundary between fiction and nonfiction, reality and recreations of reality, and emotional and factual truth, it raises vexing issues. Discusses what carries more weight: the responsibility to a participant in a story or to the larger story of which she is an important part. Wonders if telling any story, no matter how honest and revealing, is worth creating pain in someone's life. (PM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creative Writing, Higher Education, Nonfiction, Personal Narratives, Responsibility, Writing Attitudes
Writing on the Edge, Campus Writing Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Web site: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/compos/woe/default.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Creative Nonfiction.