Truth beats fiction? Realitatea bate fictiunea?

Can you handle good fiction?  @Common Creative Licence

Can you handle good fiction?
@Common Creative Licence

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” ~ Mark Twain 

Prin peregrinarile mele pe internet, am gasit pe site-ul BrainPickings (link-ul e nitel mai jos) o lista de citate ale unor mari autori despre relatia intre adevar (realitate) si fictiune. Acesta este preferatul meu.

Intr-o traducere libera, el zice asa: Adevarul (realitatea) este mai ciudat decat fictiunea, si asta pentru ca Fictiunea este obligata sa                         se limiteze la posibilitati, Adevarul (Realitatea) nu. Mark Twain in Following the Equator

Citesc multa fictiune (marea majoritate a cartilor pe care le citesc de fapt), insa realitatea mi se pare infinit mai bogata si mai surprinzatoare decat tot ce am citit pana acum (putin, da, deci mai am timp  sa  imi schimb parerea).

Dar voua, vi s-a intamplat vreodata sa cititi o carte care sa va surprinda, sa faca realitatea sa vi se para banala? Daca da, care?

Aici gasiti toate citatele:

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/27/famous-authors-on-truth-vs-fiction/

Care e preferatul vostru? Care caracterizeaza cel mai bine relatia voastra cu fictiunea?

§For my other readers – the English version of my article

I found on the site BrainPickings (link just below) a list of iconic authors’s phrases on truth and fiction. The quoted one is my favorite.

For a simple reason: I agree with Mark Twain entirely. I love fiction, I love reading, but I think that the truth is stranger, richer in possibilities and more capable of surprising (my opinion is based on the small amount of books I read, so it might change in the future…who knows).

What about you, have you ever read a book that knocked your socks off, that made reality seem faded? If yes, which one?

Here is the the full article:

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/27/famous-authors-on-truth-vs-fiction/

Which one is your favorite? Which one speaks best about your opinion on fiction?

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2 thoughts on “Truth beats fiction? Realitatea bate fictiunea?

  1. Pot sa zic ca ceea ce se poate numi “experienta mea de viata” depaseste orice fictiune si “bun-simt” metafizic, si ca, realitatea – asa numita realitate – nu e decit un concept general acceptat, de frica ca nu cumva sa vedem adevarul…

    Da…adevarul e cea mai mare fictiune…

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