|Chapter title||Reality Effects: The Historical Novel and the Crisis of Fictionality in the First Decade of the Twenty-first Century|
|Editors||Bentley, N., Hubble, N. and Wilson, L.G.|
This chapter looks at the assumptions made about the 'fictionality' of prose fiction implicit in the contemporary historical novel. In particular it argues that the recent historical novel has developed a set of 'reality effects' which appear to look back to modernist writing, but in fact work to secure a disguised referentiality in the face of a loss of faith in the fictional.
|Keywords||contemporary novel, historical novel, reality effects, modernism|
|Book title||The 2000s: a decade of contemporary British fiction|
|Published||22 Oct 2015|
|Place of publication||London|
|Series||The Decades Series: British Fiction|