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Would a memoir be considered fiction or nonfiction?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    nonfiction, it is real life. Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question. However, it is generally assumed that the authors of such accounts believe them to be truthful at the time of their composition. Note that reporting the beliefs of others in a nonfiction format is not necessarily an endorsement of the ultimate veracity of those beliefs, it is simply saying that it is true that people believe that (for such topics as mythology, religion). Non-fiction can also be written about fiction, giving information about these other works.

    Essays, journals, documentaries, histories, scientific papers, photographs, biographies, textbooks, blueprints, technical documentation, user manuals, diagrams and some journalism are all common examples of non-fiction works, and including information that the author knows to be untrue within any of these works is usually regarded as dishonest. Other works can legitimately be either fiction or non-fiction, such as journals of self-expression, letters, magazine articles, and other expressions of imagination. Although they are mostly either one or the other it is possible for there to be a blend of both. Some fiction may include non-fictional elements. Some non-fiction may include elements of unverified supposition, deduction, or imagination for the purpose of smoothing out a narrative, but the inclusion of open falsehoods would discredit it as a work of non-fiction.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Is A Memoir Nonfiction

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  • 1 decade ago

    A memoir is non-fiction because it is the truth about what happened in someone's life, not a made up story.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In my opinion it would be non-fiction unless it was written or co-written by a former President of the United States, then it would be considered fiction because no President can be seen to tell the truth in at least the last 70 years. Just my opinion though.

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  • 1 decade ago

    John Gunther - Death Be Not Proud - a Memoir about his son who died from a brain tumor. Definitely a true story and, therefore, not fiction.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nonfiction--a memoir is written about one's life and experiences.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is non-fiction but can be can be in some cases fiction.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is non-fiction

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  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on how truthful the writer is.

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