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Author Southgate, Beverley C

Title History meets fiction / Beverley Southgate

Publ Info Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2009
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  D13 .S6234 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 215 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series History: concepts, theories and practice
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [201] - 209) and index
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
Note "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
LC subject Historiography -- Philosophy
History -- Philosophy
ISBN 9781408220122 (pbk.)
1408220121 (pbk.)