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Speaking in the past tense : Canadian novelists on writing historical fiction.

Author: Herb Wyile
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains interviews with eleven authors, whose novels are based on events in Canadian history, that take the reader behind the writers' motives for writing about history, their research, differences in approach, and challenges. They also talk about the state of historical fiction in Canada, and what stories didn't make it into their novels.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herb Wyile
ISBN: 0889205116 9780889205116
OCLC Number: 475756021
Description: 327 p
Contents: Introduction; Interviews -- Making History; Walking Where His Feet Can Walk; Confessions of a Historical Geographer; An Afterlife Endlessly Revised; "We Have to Recover Their Bodies"; Ghosts Are Our Allies; History "from the Workingman's End of the Telescope"; Pushing Out the Poison; In the Lair of the Minotaur; The Iceman Cometh Across; The Living Haunt the Dead.

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"Speaking in the Past Tense allows fans of such authors as Heather Robertson, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Wayne Johnston, and Jane Urquhart to glimpse the research processes behind their successful novels ... Read more...

 
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