On Histories and Stories

On Histories and Stories

Selected Essays

Book - 2000
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This series of essays consider the renaissance of the historical novel. Using examples from contemporary novelists, there are discussions on the novel of wartime experience; the variety of distant pasts that British writers have invented and the Darwinian novel.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Chatto & Windus, c2000.
ISBN: 9780701169466
070116946X
9780674004511
0674004515
Characteristics: 196 p. ;,24 cm.

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theorbys Dec 16, 2012

Interesting enough, and I can't help but be amazed at the breadth, and depth, of Byatt's reading. It's a quick read and a good survey of fairly recent writing, especially in English. If you are wondering what or who to read next, this panoramic, but brief, survey might be helpful.

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