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Articles by Hayden White
Against Historical Realism
NLR 46, July-August 2007, pp. 89-110in
Subjects: Literature , Soviet Union and Russia
Within the epic sweep of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Hayden White argues, three genres are braided together: historical, novelistic and philosophical. If the former two—and the battles, loves and deaths they recount—continue the line of European realism, in the third Tolstoy presents history as a force beyond human control, in a bid to dismantle ideologies of progress.Read this article or download a PDF file
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