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Literary non-fiction is a form of non-fiction, in which the author uses the techniques of literature to describe a factually accurate account of a true occurrence. Is this on topic?

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    vtc'ing because the other one's a bit broader – DForck42 Jan 19 '17 at 14:13
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Yes, this is on-topic as long as the question is about the work itself and the question would be on-topic if it were asked about an equivalent fictional book. However, questions about the facts behind a work of literary non-fiction books, that are not intended to aid in the understanding of the work, are off topic and probably belong on a different Stack Exchange.

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