The Moral of the Historical Story: Textual Differences in Fact and Fiction

Pihlainen, Kalle
January 2002
New Literary History;Winter2002, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
Focuses on the textual differences in fact and fiction of historical narratives. Claims of theorists on the similarity of the form between historical narratives and fictional texts; Treatment of historiography to fictionalize facts; Separation of constructional texts from descriptive texts.


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