Fakin’ It: Three Books On Masquerading Identities
Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
December 13, 2011
Scratch just a little below the surface of American writing, and you’ll find a substratum of stories that revolve around an impostor, a figure at once sinister and fascinating. This charlatan moves fluidly between personae, and in doing so, proves that identity is — especially in America — up for grabs. The impostor thus is everything we insist we are not. But he’s also, I think, everything we wish we could be as the inheritors of our open, yet easily manipulated, American culture. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]