Meghan DaumFiction, Essays and Articles
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060301, 20050126
Social satirist and X Generation writer Meghan Daum talks about her critically acclaimed collection of essays, My Misspent Youth, and her novel, The Quality of Life Report. Daum escaped the fast-paced lifestyle of a New York magazine editor to move to Lincoln, Nebraska-—an experience which became the basis of her novel. She talks about the importance of the essay, and explores the complicated relationship between perceived truth and reality, and the differences between creative nonfiction and memoir.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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