Or was Chabon, as Matthew Brogan insists, telling a tall tale
and inventing for himself a more colorful and fictitious life, because that's just what fiction writers do?
Davy Crockett Shoots the Falls" is a tall tale
, an exaggerated, humorous kind of story that first became popular in the United States in the nineteenth century.
HERE'S A TALL TALE
about a tall tale
: Walt Disney's body--allegedly suspended in cryogenic slumber--is stashed somewhere on the campus of the California Institute of the Arts.
Anglers love a tall tale
, so it's entirely appropriate that Allan Sekula's monumental photo cycle "Fish Story" has been a talking point since its appearance at last summer's Documenta 11.