Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Story of I, Libertine

The blurb at Digg said this video was about how Jean Shepherd gave birth to "a salacious historical novel that was completely make up..." Of course, my first thought was, aren't all novels made up? But I soon learned that he didn't write I, Libertine, he just made up the fact that it existed at all. And people fell for it! In the process, Shepherd made a point about pretentiousness and cultivating one's image through pure lies. (via Digg)

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

I always liked Jean Shepard, I'm glad my adoration wasn't misplaced.