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Apr 8, 2024

In the conclusion of our series on Misery Lit and Literary Fraud, we discuss two more famous cases of fabricated memoir and what our conspicuous consumption of trauma porn tells us about ourselves and the cultural narratives around female suffering. 

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Metdepenningen, Marc.Misha Defonseca’s Confessions, Le Soir. Feb 29, 2008. Accessed March 12, 2024 via Wayback Machine:

Bury, Liz. Tugging at Heart Strongs. 2/22/2007. Accessed March 7, 2024 via Wayback Machine:

Lomax, John Nova. Coal Miner Mother of a Mess. Houston Press. Aug 25, 2005.