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

The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957-2007 By Hayden White Robert Doran, The Fiction of Narrative Essays on History Literature and Theory Hayden White is celebrated as one of the great minds in the humanities Since the publication of his groundbreaking monograph Metahistory in White s work has been crucial to disciplines where n
  • Title: The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957-2007
  • Author: Hayden White Robert Doran
  • ISBN: 9780801894800
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957-2007 By Hayden White Robert Doran, 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 RoberHayden 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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    1. Hayden White Robert Doran

      Hayden White born 1928 is a historian in the tradition of literary criticism, perhaps most famous for his work Metahistory The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth Century Europe 1973 He is currently professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and he recently retired his position of professor of comparative literature at Stanford University.White received his B.A from Wayne State University in 1951 and his M.A and Ph.D degrees from the University of Michigan 1952 and 1956, respectively While an undergraduate at Wayne State, White studied history under William J Bossenbrook, who inspired several undergraduates who later went on to achieve academic distinction in the field of history, including White, H D Harry Harootunian, and Arthur C Danto The Uses of History.

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    1. In my view, history as a discipline is in bad shape today because it has lost sight of its origins in the literary imagination In the interest of appearing scientific and objective, it has repressed and denied to itself its own greatest source of strength and renewal Disclamor This review is of one essay in particular The Historical Text as Literary Artifact Does history accurately represent reality Or simply the bias of its authors If the latter, should it be discouraged, with renewed effort at [...]


    2. The Fiction of Narrative, Hayden White, essays Essays on History, Literature, and Theory 1957 2007This book was hard Really That s the first thing to say Some of the concepts were so over my head I didn t even know where to begin So I put it down, and did some research on Hayden White, the author of this collection of essays Turns out he s a rock star in the world of narrative theory and literature Born in 1928, he produced these essays independently, before Robert Doran, the editor, compiled th [...]


    3. I ve reviewed this elsewhere suffice to say White s essays are tremendously interesting, and this collection casts his career in a new light Those who come to White from a literary theory background especially a poststructualist one will be interested here to see how his preoccupations at times dovetail with but ultimately diverge from those orthodox theoretical ones Doran s introduction is brilliant, and the editing annotating judicious and helpful.


    4. Great scholarship Difficult, but rewarding For example, on Giambattista Vico While fully recognizing the tryanny and repression with which civilized life burdened humankind and it is this realism that differentiates Vico from the philosophes and links him with Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud , Vico envisioned a science of the human that would conduce to the refinement of human consciousness, the revitalization of society,and the ennabling of culture p.205He even outlines postmodern historical literar [...]


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