On Histories And Stories

On Histories And Stories
Author : A S Byatt
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2018-10-22
ISBN 10 : 9781473520493
ISBN 13 : 1473520495
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Histories And Stories Book Description:

In her powerful opening essays - 'Fathers', 'Forefathers' and 'Ancestors' - A. S. Byatt considers the renaissance of the historical novel and discusses particularly the novel of wartime experience; the surprising variety of distant pasts that British writers have invented; and the new 'Darwinian novel'. These afford new readings of writers from Elizabeth Bowen and Henry Green to Anthony Burgess, William Golding and Muriel Spark, and other contemporary authors, including Penelope Fitzgerald, Julian Barnes, Martin Amis and Pat Barker. She also offers fascinating insight into her own translation of historical fact into fiction in the two novellas which make up Angels and Insects.


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