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Orcs on Mars:Historical Fiction and the Short Story

Green, George (2011) Orcs on Mars:Historical Fiction and the Short Story. Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, 1 (1). pp. 59-71. ISSN 2043-0701

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Abstract

This article looks at the history and practice of writing historical short fiction. It begins by commenting briefly on the historical context of historical fiction, in particular the short story. It then goes on to contrast this with recent trends in writing historical fiction, and then to discuss the forces that shape, promote and restrict it. It then looks at the problems facing the writer of historical short fiction, both insofar as they share the problems common to writers generally, and the specific difficulties attendant upon them. The article concludes by looking at some examples of short story writing in the context of the discussion.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Short Fiction in Theory and Practice
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing
ID Code: 58666
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2012 13:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:11
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58666

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