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The Nature of Truth (Published 2003 and 2014) [Working Titles: “Murderous Thinking” and “Truth and Murder”], 1994-2014


Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series contains drafts of Troncoso’s published works and makes up the bulk of the collection. The series is arranged chronologically beginning with The Last Tortilla and Other Stories(1999) and ending with From This Wicked Patch of Dust(2011). The Nature of Truth(2003; 2014) is particularly well-represented with multiple drafts, many with Troncoso’s handwritten edits. Also of note is the 1987 copy of the short story “The Abuelita” which later appeared inThe Last Tortilla and Other Stories


  • 1994-2014


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


From the Collection: 8 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 16 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English