BiblioFiles Episode #8: Is Truth Necessary in Literature?

In a previous episode we questioned whether or not it was necessary for art to be beautiful. This time, we throw the question of truth on the table. Must literature tell the truth to be good art? What do we mean by "truth" and how does a finite, human author honestly articulate it? Grab a cup of coffee, and come join the Andrews in another attempt to participate in the Great Conversation!

Referenced Works:

Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Emma by Jane Austen

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