Tag: Imagination

Imagined History

Julian Barnes’s A Sense of an Ending  In a novel, “History,” is an idea. Its accuracy is unassailable. The events of the story may coincide with those of reality but even in the most historical of “historical fiction” the facts always serve the imagined narrative. Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending is interested in […] 

Feel Anything

The Biggest Lie – Elliot Smith The subway platform was like a mausoleum. Heloise was dead, killed suddenly, without reason, in an accident. He was alone. He would love no one else. Barnett searched for a friendly face but only the dim, yellow light would speak to him. If the train never came, he would […]