Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Writing as Craft
I just read Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas, and was instantly blown away by his method. Technically historical fiction, he investigates memories of a true tale combining journalistic interviews and academic research, all while exploring the lives of those who surround the tale. But the best part is his personal narrative of how he went about it and his observations of the effect his inquiry had on the participants. Simply fascinating.