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1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work, including essays, expository prose, and documentaries, whose content is based on fact and is not imagined.
a. Works in this category: I've read her novels but not her nonfiction.
b. A work in this category: the nonfictions of V.S. Naipaul.

non·fic′tion, non·fic′tion·al adj.
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Adj.1.nonfictional - not fictional
fictional - related to or involving literary fiction; "clever fictional devices"; "a fictional treatment of the train robbery"
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MICHAEL CRICHTON'S State of Fear may make a better movie, but Henry Miller and Gregory Conko's book The Frankenfood Myth is an equally interesting, though nonfictional, saga of the battle between hyped-up fears and rational science.
This nonfictional story about sea life off the Galapagos Islands is written with fiction-like characteristics.
James' fictional and nonfictional production came at a time when British imperialism was growing from strength to strength.
All praise to the supremely talented Donald Kaufman (director Spike Jonze and nonfictional screenwriter Charlie Kaufman didn't do bad jobs, either).
Without a definitive or authorized biography to ground his study, the risk-taking Duvall sets out to trace Morrison's presence within the "reflexive intertextual space between her nonfictional self-representations .
Showing a close acquaintance with those articles as well as with recent literary studies of James's work, Pippin, the author of several earlier books concerned with modernity or with modern philosophical texts, has here produced a book which is at once a detailed and subtle interpretation of several of James's most famous fictional works (and of the nonfictional The American Scene) and also the presentation of an explicit philosophical view about "modern moral life" that appears to be adumbrated in those fictions.
In this respect, fiction differs from documentary and nonfictional works on the subject--even from works reproducing metaphors in their titles, such as Randy Shilts's And the Band Played On (1987) and Gabriel Rotello's Sexual Ecology (1997).
They find that the contemporary critical debate over "fictional black-white relations [is] also an argument over nonfictional black-white relations: over black images in white minds, unequal authority along racial lines, conflicting perceptions of black-white amity, and .
This insight leads Enders to wonder, in her final and most engaging chapter, what the consequences of blurred boundaries between fictional and nonfictional violence might have been for medieval audiences.
And, as will be demonstrated by the notes to this article, much of the material in the nonfictional familicide narratives can be confirmed from other sources, such as newspaper reports, court documents, and local records.
It includes short fiction, nonfictional prose, testimonials, poetry, interviews, a performance piece, and a roundtable discussion.
These views defy the claim that there are fundamental divides between the psychological-hermeneutic underpinnings of narrative meaning constructions in fictional and nonfictional discourses, between practices of psychological understanding in literary and nonliterary narrative, and between narrative (literary and nonliterary) as representation and narrative as action, interaction, and intersubjective communication.