The historical novel? Novel, history and the 'end of history'

Ryle, Martin (2006) The historical novel? Novel, history and the 'end of history'. In: Dowd, Garin, Stevenson, Lesley and Strong, Jeremy (eds.) Genre matters: essays in theory and criticism. Intellect Books, pp. 155-168. ISBN 9781841501079

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The chapter briefly reviews theoretical positions on the relation between fictional and historiographical narratives, from Lukacs to his recent postmodern adversaries. Exploratory rather than conclusive in its argument, it defends the view that apparently naive questions about fiction, history and truth remain central to our reading. It concludes with some remarks about recent British fiction, including novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan and Zadie Smith.

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Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Martin Ryle
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:31
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