STRANGER THAN TRUTH (Sep, 1936)

Isn’t the idea that fiction is stranger than truth kind of the default assumption?

STRANGER THAN TRUTH

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3 comments
  1. Charlene says: March 21, 201311:46 am

    I’d say the opposite. “Truth is stranger than fiction” has been a well-worn cliche ever since Lord Byron coined the phrase* back in 1823.

    *His actual words were, “truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction”. It’s from the poem “Don Juan”.

  2. Hirudinea says: March 21, 20136:35 pm

    @ Charlene -Of course truth is stranger than fiction, there are only a finite number of people working on fiction.

  3. quadibloc says: March 26, 20134:36 am

    The saying “truth is stranger than fiction”, while not really true, acknowledges that sometimes things happen in real life that would seem too contrived or coincidental to put in a story. But fantasy, horror, and science-fiction include events that just don’t happen in real life (in some cases, yet) which is, of course, the point of the ad.

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