The Fiction of Narrative

The Fiction of Narrative : Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957-2007

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Hayden White is celebrated as one of the great minds in the humanities. Since the publication of his groundbreaking monograph, Metahistory, in 1973, White's work has been crucial to disciplines where narrative is of primary concern, including history, literary studies, anthropology, philosophy, art history, and film and media studies. This volume, deftly introduced by Robert Doran, gathers in one place White's important-and often hard-to-find-essays exploring his revolutionary theories of historical writing and narrative. These texts find White at his most essayistic, engaging a wide range of topics and thinkers with characteristic insight and elegance. The Fiction of Narrative traces the arc and evolution of White's field-defining thought and will become standard reading for students and scholars of historiography, the theory of history, and literary studies.

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  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0801894808
  • 9780801894800
  • 155,852

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About Hayden V. White

Hayden White is a professor of comparative literature at Stanford University and a professor emeritus of the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His books include Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural Criticism, The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation, and Figural Realism: Studies in the Mimesis Effect, all published by Johns Hopkins. Robert Doran is an assistant professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Rochester and editor of a collection of essays by Rene Girard, Mimesis and Theory: Essays on Literature and Criticism, 1953-2005.

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