The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23445 Message #261419
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-Jul-00 - 04:12 AM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Hi, Art - I sure liked what you had to say up above. It's sort of ironic how a celebrated liar such as yourself can speak the truth so profoundly.
I've often heard it said that fiction speaks more truthfully than the so-called "facts." Fiction - and folk songs - can tell how people were affected by events, and how they felt about their lives. That's a whole lot more powerful than a library full of technically-correct data.