Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists by Professor Michael Lackey

Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists

byProfessor Michael Lackey, Professor Michael Lackey

Kobo ebook | February 27, 2014

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In this new collection of interviews, some of America's most prominent novelists identify the key intellectual developments that led to the rise of the contemporary biographical novel, discuss the kind of historical 'truth' this novel communicates, indicate why this narrative form is superior to the traditional historical novel, and reflect on the ideas and characters central to their individual works.

These interviews do more than just define an innovative genre of contemporary fiction. They provide a precise way of understanding the complicated relationship and pregnant tensions between contextualized thinking and historical representation, interdisciplinary studies and 'truth' production, and fictional reality and factual constructions. By focusing on classical and contemporary debates regarding the nature of the historical novel, this volume charts the forces that gave birth to a new incarnation of this genre.

Title:Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical NovelistsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 27, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1623566150

ISBN - 13:9781623566159