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Could we call it Meta fiction or Meta nonfiction? [[Special:Contributions/|]]
Could we call it Meta fiction or Meta nonfiction? [[Special:Contributions/|]]
What's the context here—a library? And has anybody asked Doris Kearns Goodwin whether she has such a work in some stage of preparation? [[User:Yngvadottir|Yngvadottir]] ([[User talk:Yngvadottir|talk]]) 22:28, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
"Fictional" is very hard word to use. Consider the phrase "fictional character". Character means a person in a novel, play, film etc. If the novel is fiction, the person is also fictional ... but it is fictional character? What's fictional on it being a character (fact) in real (fact) book? Or another example: Red Book of Westmarch. This is real book in fictional universe. Is it fictional book? But wait, its content is basically same as Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, real books in real universe. -- [[User:Hkmaly|Hkmaly]] ([[User talk:Hkmaly|talk]]) 23:33, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
:Hadn't read this before making ''my'' edit in one spot, of using "Fictitious". Maybe that helps, maybe it doesn't. [[Special:Contributions/|]] 03:15, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
:Also, in a fictional story featuring a version of a real person, is the person in that story real or fictional? [[Special:Contributions/|]] 17:52, 26 November 2021 (UTC)
:The Explain XKCD commentary refers to "the original Star Wars" of 1977 vintage, however the first released Star Wars media item was a book, in 1976. The film came later. From Wikipedia, Star Wars page: "The novelization of the film was published as Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker in December 1976, six months before the film was released. The credited author was George Lucas, but the book was revealed to have been ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster. Marketing director Charles Lippincott secured the deal with Del Rey Books to publish the novelization in November 1976. By February 1977, a half million copies had been sold.[7]" So technically the "original Star Wars" is 1976 and was not a film. Reference to 1977 original should state "original film".
I actually saw Randall at a Doris Kearns Goodwin event in Western Massachusetts the Sunday before this!{{unsigned}}
: Related to this... I'm not the [https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=2546:_Fiction_vs_Nonfiction&curid=24581&diff=221564&oldid=221408 person who got edited out here] but I think the intention by them was that DKG certainly is real, while I assume the editer-out thought it was the how-and-why as a whole that was 'questioned'. Still, if it's confusing, yeah maybe best not given the faux-CN tag. [[Special:Contributions/|]] 22:25, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

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