Includes bibliographical references (p. -294) and index.
|LC Classifications||PQ6555.Z5 R46 1993|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 310 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||310|
|LC Control Number||92041137|
Hayden White is a professor of comparative literature at Stanford University and a professor emeritus of the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His books include Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural Criticism, The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation 4/5(1). Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place. So, these are my favorite narrative history books. I'm defining narrative history here as a book that tells history like a story, instead of analyzing it. The author not only has to know their facts, but they have to have a lot of literary talent to write these facts up as an engaging : Joel Swagman. The siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of starvation. Leningrad is a gripping, authoritative narrative history of this dramatic moment in the twentieth century, interwoven with indelible personal accounts of daily siege life drawn from diarists on both sides. Shop now.
Help students create their own criteria for evaluating informational books and historical fiction. Also have students identify and compare specific characteristics. For example, the order of events can't change in biographies or history books, but made-up events can be inserted in historical fiction. Narrative nonfiction books can cover just about any topic, but if you pick one up you’re almost guaranteed to have a great reading experience. This list a collection of 50 great narrative nonfiction books, although it easily could have been much longer. The best of historical fiction. Historical fiction are novels that re-create a period or event in history and often use historical figures as some of its characters. To be deemed historical, a novel must have been written at least fifty years after the events described. I’ve almost completed a book (narrative nonfiction) about a university club, a rather debased one with lots of shenanigans going on. That’s the first half of the book. The second half is fiction, including two murders–basically a plausible continuation of the first half, but complete fiction (at least it hasn’t happened yet!).
The magical thing about historical fiction is the way it truly makes you feel like you’re experiencing life in another era. The best historical fiction authors are able to combine fictional characters with real settings and events in a way that makes it all feel visceral and current. Books shelved as middle-grade-historical-fiction: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, Inside Out & B. Books shelved as historical-fiction: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Help. 50 Essential Historical Fiction Books. Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of historical fiction, you've heard the names Hilary Mantel, Eleanor Catton, Anthony Doerr and Kristin Hannah repeatedly over recent years. No longer dismissed as bodice-rippers rife with anachronisms or dreary textbooks dressed up in barely discernible plots, historical fiction is gaining the respect of critics.