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Title
The fiction of history fiction of history
Type
Text
Language
English
Classification
LCC: D13.2 .F53 2015 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 907.2 full (Assigner: dlc)
FIC014000 (Source: bisacsh)
HIS000000 (Source: bisacsh)
HIS016000 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014007960
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"The Fiction of History sets out a number of themes in the relationship between history and fiction, emphasising the tensions and dilemmas created in this relationship and examining how various writers have dealt with these. In the first part, two chapters discuss the philosophy behind the connection between fiction and history, whether history is fiction, and the distinction between the past and history. Part two goes on to discuss the relationship between history and literature using case studies such as Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens. Part three looks at television and film (as well as other media) through case studies such as the film Welcome to Sarajevo and Soviet and Australian films. Part four considers a particular theme that has prominence in both history and literature, postcolonial studies, focusing on the issues of fictions of nationhood and civilization and the historical novel in postcolonial contexts. Finally, the fifth section comprises two interviews with novelists Penelope Lively and Adam Thorpe and discusses the ways in which their works explore the nature of history itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Introduction / Alexander Lyon Macfie
PART I. PHILOSOPHY
History as fiction : the pragmatic truth / Jonathan Gorman
Fiction, imagination and the fictive : the literary aesthetics of historying / Alun Munslow
PART II. LITERATURE
'Fantastic concoction of the human brain' : Virginia Woolf and the fiction of history / Beverley Southgate
The Jeddah Incident : a case study in the origins of history and fiction / Alexander Lyon Macfie
Dickens the historian, Carlyle the novelist, and Dickens, Carlyle and the French Revolution / David Paroissien
PART III. FILM
The siege, the book and the film : Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) / Claire Norton and Mark Donnelly
The end of the war in Stalinist film and legend / Judith Devlin
Unsettling the revival : Australian historical films as national critique / Sarah Pinto
Historical representation unchained : history, fiction and Quentin Tarantino / Kalle Pihlainen
PART IV. POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Rewriting Algeria, past and present : history and cultural politics in two novels by Tahar Djaout / Jane Hiddleston
Temporal disjunction in the postcolonial historical novel : re-reading time with Achebe and Rushdie / Hamish Dalley
PART V. INTERVIEWS
'Rearranging the past' : Penelope Lively in conversation with Beverley Southgate
'History with the shatter-marks' : Adam Thorpe in conversation with Natasha Alden.
Authorized Access Point
Macfie, A. L., fiction of history