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The art of history : unlocking the past in fiction and nonfiction, Christopher Bram

Label
The art of history : unlocking the past in fiction and nonfiction
Title
The art of history
Title remainder
unlocking the past in fiction and nonfiction
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Bram
Title variation
History
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One has to look no further than the audiences hungry for the narratives served up by Downton Abbey or Wolf Hall to know that the lure of the past is as seductive as ever. But incorporating historical events and figures into a shapely narrative is no simple task. Acclaimed novelist Christopher Bram examines how writers as disparate as Gabriel García Márquez, David McCullough, Toni Morrison, Leo Tolstoy, and many others have employed history in their work. Unique among the Art of series, The Art of History engages with both fiction and narrative nonfiction to reveal varied strategies of incorporating and dramatizing historical detail. Bram challenges popular notions about historical narratives as he examines both successful and flawed passages to illustrate how authors from different genres treat subjects that loom large in American history, such as slavery and the Civil War. And he delves deep into the reasons why War and Peace endures as a classic of historical fiction. Bram's keen insight and close reading of a wide array of authors make The Art of History an essential volume for any lover of historical narrative." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bram, Christopher
Dewey number
808.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3383.N35
LC item number
B73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The art of series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • History in literature
  • Historiography
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction novel
  • Creative writing
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Creative writing
  • Fiction
  • Historiography
  • History in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Nonfiction novel
Label
The art of history : unlocking the past in fiction and nonfiction, Christopher Bram
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The nearest exit may be behind you" -- Exhibits A and B: two tales -- Ghosts in the details -- Lives and other stories -- Exhibit C: War and peace -- The macro and the micro -- Exhibit D: American slavery -- The comedy of history -- Endings
Control code
ocn918995276
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9781555977436
Lccn
2015953716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o918995276
  • (OCoLC)918995276
Label
The art of history : unlocking the past in fiction and nonfiction, Christopher Bram
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The nearest exit may be behind you" -- Exhibits A and B: two tales -- Ghosts in the details -- Lives and other stories -- Exhibit C: War and peace -- The macro and the micro -- Exhibit D: American slavery -- The comedy of history -- Endings
Control code
ocn918995276
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9781555977436
Lccn
2015953716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o918995276
  • (OCoLC)918995276

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