Colin Burrow: Fiction and the Age of Lies

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Colin Burrow: Fiction and the Age of Lies

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BP LECTURE THEATRE, THE BRITISH MUSEUM

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31/01/2020 18:30

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The line between making a fiction and telling a lie has been blurry at least since Homer, and liars – from Odysseus and Iago to Austen’s Wickham and beyond – have often played central parts within fictions. This lecture will aim to tell some (though not all) of the truth about the relationship between lies and fiction from Homer to Ian McEwan, and will ask if fiction has responded adequately to the maggoty abundance of lies in public life at the present time.

Colin Burrow is a fellow of All Souls. His latest book is Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity.

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Colin Burrow

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London

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