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Title:
Novel history : historians and novelists confront America's past (and each other)
Author:
Carnes, Mark C. (Mark Christopher), 1950-
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
351 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
History as told by the devil incarnate: Gore Vidal's Burr / Joanne B. Freeman -- Burr: the historical novel / Gore Vidal -- Notes of a disillusioned lover: John Updike's Memories of the Ford administration / Paul Boyer -- Reply / John Updike -- Russell Banks's fictional portrait of John Brown / James M. McPherson -- In response to James McPherson's reading of Cloudsplitter / Russell Banks -- Why Oswald missed: Don DeLillo's Libra / David T. Courtwright -- The fictional man / Don DeLillo -- The Aztec world of Gary Jennings / Michael E. Smith -- My indignant response / Gary Jennings -- A review of Annie Dillard's The living / Richard White -- On the trail with Gus and Call: Lonesome dove and the western myth / Elliott West -- On Lonesome dove / Larry McMurtry --Real lives and other fictions: reconsidering Wallace Stegner's Angle of repose / John Demos -- The historical imagination of A thousand acres / John Mack Faragher -- Not a pretty picture / Jane Smiley -- Commerce in souls: Uncle Tom's cabin and the state of the nation / Joan D. Hedrick -- Bodies and souls: the Haitian revolution and Madison Smartt Bell's All soul's rising / Michel-Rolph Trouillot -- Engaging the past / Madison Smartt Bell -- William Styron's The confessions of Nat Turner: a meditation on evil, redemption, and history / Eugene D. Genovese -- More confessions / William Styron

Hawthorne's cultural demons: history, popular culture, and The scarlet letter / David S. Reynolds -- The great Gatsby? Yes, a historical novel / John Lukacs -- T. Coraghessan Boyle and World's end / Michael Kammen -- History on two wheels / T. C. Boyle -- Albany the wondrous: William Kennedy's history in Quinn's book / Mark C. Carnes -- Quinn's book: looking for the buried myth / William Kennedy -- White men in Africa: on Barbara Kingsolver's The poisonwood bible / Diane Kunz -- A war like all wars / Tom Wicker -- Some remarks on history and fiction / Charles Frazier -- An essay by (historian) Thomas Fleming on Time and tide / (novelist) Thomas Fleming -- (novelist) Thomas Fleming responds -- Kicking the denial syndrome: Tim O'Brien's In the lake of the woods / H. Bruce Franklin -- The whole story / Tim O'Brien.
ISBN:
9780684857657
Format :
Book

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