- Questo topic ha 0 risposte, 1 partecipante ed è stato aggiornato l'ultima volta 2 mesi fa da .
- Devi essere connesso per rispondere a questo topic.
Historians and Novelists Confront America’s Past (and Each Other)
by Mark C. Carnes
About The Book
Historical fiction is a contradiction in terms. History is what happened; fiction, what did not. Yet great novelists have often disregarded this logical difficulty, taking up the tools of the historian to explore the shadowy recesses of the past. Their labors have brought forth many literary treasures. But how accurately do these masterpieces of the imagination reflect the past?In “Novel History,” twenty accomplished historians consider this question in relation to some of our most important historical novels. Their essays are followed in most instances by a response from the novelist. These dialogues illuminate one of the most fascinating and perplexing issues of our time — the relation between the “real” past and our finest imaginative renderings of it. “Novel History” includes essays by distinguished historians such as John Demos, Michael Kammen, Joan D. Hedrick, John Lukacs, Eugene D. Genovese, Richard White, and Tom Wicker, and responses from notable novelists, including Gore Vidal, John Updike, Russell Banks, Don DeLillo, Larry McMurtry, Jane Smiley, Madison Smartt Bell, William Styron, T. Coraghessan Boyle, William Kennedy, Charles Frazier, Thomas Fleming, and Tim O’Brien.
“Novel History” is both a uniquely compelling perspective and superb collection of literary history.
Online book Novel History read on iPhone on Booktopia. Hardcover ebook Novel History Mark C. Carnes buy cheap. Paperback Novel History by Mark C. Carnes download.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.