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Author Southgate, Beverley C.

Title History meets fiction / Beverley Southgate.

Imprint Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  907.2 So88h 2009    ---  Available
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Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 215 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series History: concepts, theories and practice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Is history factual, or just another form of fiction? Are there distinct boundaries between the two, or just extensive borderlands? How do novelists represent historians and history? The relationship between history and fiction has always been contentious and sometimes turbulent, not least because the two have traditionally been seen as mutually exclusive opposites ... Beverley Southgate untangles this knotty relationship, setting his discussion in a broad historical and philosophical context. Throughout, Southgate invokes a variety of writers to illuminate his arguments, from Dickens and Proust, through Virginia Woolf and Daphne du Maurier, to such contemporary novelists as Tim O'Brien, Penelope Lively, and Graham Swift"--Publisher description.
Contents History and fiction -- History : fact or fiction? -- Dryasdust and Co. : some fictional representations of historians -- Fiction, history, and memory -- Fiction, history, and ethics -- Fiction, history, and identity -- Fiction and the functions of history -- Endings.
Subject Historiography -- Philosophy.
History -- Philosophy.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst00923709
Historiography -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00958227
History -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00958266
ISBN 9781408220122 (pbk.)
1408220121 (pbk.)

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