Curthoys, Ann & John Docker: Is history fiction?

Ann Curthoys & John Docker

Is History Fiction? University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2010; first published 2005

‘John Docker and Ann Curthoys find that history has a double character. It is both a rigorous scrutiny of sources, and, because it presents the results of its enquiries as narrative, it is part of a literary world too. Such doubleness is the secret of history’s fascination as an always changing, inventive endeavour. Yet it also explains why history has been a source of sometimes bitter disputes.’ (blurb on first edition) Authors discuss their book. Review for teachers.

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