Monday, August 15, 2011

‘On peut violer l’histoire à condition de lui faire de beaux enfants.’

Perry Anderson does some heavy thinking on the historical novel in the London Review of Books.  And the Globe and Mail profiles Wayne Johnston, who has a new one coming out.  “I believe that right from the beginning history and fiction were identical twins that somehow got separated after birth,” he says.  (The headline quote is Balzac's take on the whole thing.)
Follow @CmedMoore