"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
The flip side of the Frey thing
Kenneth J. Harvey, writing in the Times Online, finds that some books masquerading as "fiction," such as John Banville's The Sea, turn out to have facts in them, and real places, and real people! And he has taken it upon himself to blow the whistle on this outrageous practice.