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Fiction against History

Fiction against History

Scott as Storyteller

by James Kerr
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Publication Date: 28/07/1989
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Walter Scott was acutely conscious of the fictionality of his "historical" narratives. Assuming Scott's keen awareness of the problems of historical representation, James Kerr reads the Waverley novels as a grand fictional project constructed around the relationship between the language of fiction and the historical reality. Scott deliberately played fiction and history off against one another; and we can see throughout his novels a tension between the romancer, recasting the events of the past in accordance with recognizably literary logics, and the historian, presenting an accurate account of the past. This contradiction, reflected in Scott's generic mixture of romance and realism, remains unresolved, even in the most self-conscious of his works. It is in this interplay of fiction and history that Professor Kerr identifies the rich complexity of the Waverley novels.
ISBN:
9780521364256
9780521364256
Category:
Literary studies: fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-07-1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
156
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x13mm
Weight:
0.35kg
James Kerr

James Kerr is a best-selling author, award winning creative director and brand consultant and advises leading companies - and the leaders of those companies - on brand, identity, advertising, internal communications and transformational culture change.

He is the bestselling author of The Alphabet of the Human Heart and a former captain of the Waihi School 'Under Six Stone' rugby team.

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