The Fiction of Narrative

The Fiction of Narrative

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For students and scholars of historiography, the theory of history, and literary studies, Robert Doran (French and comparative literature, U. of Rochester) gathers together 23 previously uncollected essays written by theorist and historian Hayden White (comparative literature, Stanford U.) from 1957 to 2007, on his theories of historical writing and narrative. Essays are organized chronologically and reveal the evolution of White's thought and its relationship to theories of the time, as well as the impact on the way scholars think about historical representation, the discipline of history, and how historiography intersects with other areas, especially literary studies. They specifically address theory of tropes, theory of narrative, and figuralism.Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957a€“2007 Hayden White, Robert Doran ... public a certain youthful idealism, both philosophical and political, of which time and experience have long since cured me. I should add that Robert Doran chose these pieces for collection in consultation with but with little advice from me.

Title:The Fiction of Narrative
Author:Hayden White, Robert Doran
Publisher:JHU Press - 2010-04-14


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