Full title: Impostors : literary hoaxes and cultural authenticity / Christopher L. Miller.
Author/creator: Miller, Christopher L., 1953-.
Call Numbers: G 2019/0244
Record Identifier: 74VKV03BlKZM
Contents: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm, , , , Part 1. The land of the free and the home of the hoax -- Slave narratives and white lies -- The Forrest and The Tree -- Danny Santiago and the ethics of ethnicity -- Go ask Amazon -- "I never saw it as a hoax": JT Leroy -- Margaret B. Jones, Misha Defonseca, and "stolen suffering" -- Minority literature and postcolonial theory -- Part 2. French and francophone, fraud and fake -- What is a (French) author? -- The French paradox and the francophone problem -- The real, the romantic, and the fake in the nineteenth century -- The single-use hoax: Diderot's La Religieuse -- Merimee's Illyrical Illusions -- Bakary Diallo: fausse-bonte -- Elissa Rhais, literacy, and identity -- Sex and temperament in postwar hoaxing: Boris Vian and Raymond Queneau -- Did camara lie? two African classics between canonicity and oblivion -- Gary/Ajar: the hoaxing of the Goncourt prize and the making-cute of the Immigrant -- Who is Chimo? sex, lies, and death in the Banlieue -- Part 3. I can't believe it's not Beur: Jack-Alain Léger, Paul Smail, and Vivre Me Tue -- Before "Paul Smail" -- Vivre Ne Tue (living kills me, or smile) -- The popular press reads Vivre Me Tue -- Smail speaks (by fax) -- The Leak -- Did "Hundreds" of Readers Write to Paul Smaïl? -- Truth and Lies à la Léger -- The Scholars Weigh In -- Azouz Begag's Outrage and the Right to Write -- Reading: A Choice? -- The Parts He Played.
Publishers: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-232) and index.
MMS ID: 991024225297502626