Wilson, L.G. (2015) Reality Effects: The Historical Novel and the Crisis of Fictionality in the First Decade of the Twenty-first Century. In: The 2000s: a decade of contemporary British fiction. The Decades Series: British Fiction . Bloomsbury, London, pp. 145-171. ISBN 9781441112156Full text not available from this repository.
This chapter looks at the assumptions made about the 'fictionality' of prose fiction implicit in the contemporary historical novel. In particular it argues that the recent historical novel has developed a set of 'reality effects' which appear to look back to modernist writing, but in fact work to secure a disguised referentiality in the face of a loss of faith in the fictional.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||contemporary novel, historical novel, reality effects, modernism;|
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jun 2012 13:10|
|Last Modified:||15 Jun 2016 10:58|
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