June 30, 2005

...life imitates art...

When I posted a few weeks back after reading Katharine Weber's The Little Women, it would never have occurred to me that the novel's central conceit -- an author is forced to allow her subjects to offer editorial comments within the work -- would come to pass in the real world.

But now, via About Last Night, comes this news from Germany: Deirdre Bair, the author of a biography of Carl Jung is being forced to allow Jung's heirs to comment on her work, in the form of annotations to the notes at the end of her book. It's all you can do these days to stay one step ahead of reality.

2 comments:

Katharine Weber said...

I was quite intrigued when I learned about this a few days ago. Here I thought I was being imaginative. Thanks for picking up on this "life imitates fiction" moment, Kaith.

Katharine Weber said...

(I mean KEITH of course.)