On Histories and Stories - A S Byatt

On Histories and Stories by A S Byatt is a selection of critical essays. 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

Book Title: 

On Histories and Stories

Subtitle: 

Selected Essays

Author: 

Byatt, A S

Publisher: 

Vintage

Edition: 

5th

Year Published: 

2001

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9780099283836

Pages: 

196

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

19.8 × 12.8 × 1.3 cm

Book Weight: 

0.16 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R205.00

Price: 

ZAR65.00 

In Stock: 

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