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Writing historical fiction : a writers' and artists' companion / Celia Brayfield and Duncan Sprott
Book | Bloomsbury | 2014
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xvii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- PART 1: HISTORICAL FICTION \ REFLECTIONS 1 by Celia Brayfield \ 1. The Past Polemical : Voices Heard and Voices Silenced \ 2. Love and Sex, Fact and Fiction: Interpreting the Emotional and Physical Reality of Past Times \ 3. History and Hollywood: Historical Fiction in Adaptation \ 4. Dialogue and Speech Schemes: Accessibility, Authenticity and Understanding \ 5. Speculative History: What Can We Learn by Asking What If? \ 6. Heroine Addiction: The Female Protagonist in Historical Fiction \ REFLECTIONS 2 by Duncan Sprott \ 7. Resurrection Man: Why Historical Fiction? Why I Do What I Do \ 8. Telling Lies About the Past: Homer, Herodotus, Virgil \ 9. Not Quite Proper? The Historical Novel as a 'Discredited Class' of Novel \ 10. Away With the Pharaohs: Reflections on the Delight/Nightmare of Writing About Antiquity \ 11. Talking With Ghosts: Some Justifications for Historical Fiction \ A SHORT HISTORY OF HISTORICAL FICTION \ 12. Ancient \ 13. Medieval \ 14. Early Modern \ 15. Modern \ 16. Postmodern & the Future \ PART 2: GUEST CONTRIBUTIONS \ Peter Ackroyd \ Margaret Atwood \ John Banville \ Madison Smartt Bell \ Pat Barker \ Ronan Bennett \ Peter Carey \ Tracey Chevalier \ Lindsey Davis \ Sarah Dunant \ Umberto Eco \ Ken Follett \ Antonia Fraser \ Charles Fraser \ Jane Gardam \ Margaret George \ Amitav Ghosh \ Arthur Golden \ Philippa Gregory \ Kate Grenville \ Robert Harris \ Kazuo Ishiguro \ Christian Jacq \ Barbara Kingsolver \ Jonathan Littell \ David Malouf \ Hilary Mantel \ Allan Massie \ Ian McEwan \ Valerio Massimo Manfredi \ Andrew Miller \ Timothy Mo \ Orhan Pamuk \ Iain Pears \ Manda Scott \ Wilbur Smith \ Patrick Suskind \ Colm Toibin \ Barry Unsworth \ Gore Vidal \ Alison Weir \ Louisa Young \ PART 3: EXERCISES AND APPLICATIONS \ 1. Beginning \ How to Get Going \ Finding Your Voice \ Finding a Subject \ Choosing Your Period \ 2. Research \ Compiling a Reading List \ Advice from Experts \ What You'll Need to Know \ Genealogical Research and Family Records \ Archives and How to Use Them \ Libraries of Record \ Museums, Art Galleries, Historic Houses \ Historical Societies and Journals \ Online Sources \ A Research Plan \ 3. Writing \ Idea into Action \ Spaces between Words\ Writing a Life \ Voices \ Making it Happen \ Animating a Character \ Building a Storyworld \ 4. Exercises \ 5. Finally \ Fresh Eyes: Editing and Re-writing \ Ending \ Writing Courses \ Getting Published: Agents, Publishers, Grants, Online Publishing \ What NOT To Do \ Reading Lists and Bibliography \ Index.
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"With advice from leading international and bestselling writers, this book provides all the practical advice you need to write historical fiction succesfully"-- Provided by publisher.
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9781780937854 (pbk.) :
1780937857 (pbk.)
9781780935775 (epub)
1780935773 (epub)
9781780938387 (epdf)
1780938381 (epdf)
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