Political Fiction and the Historical Imagination

  • Authors
  • Lee Horsley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Lee Horsley
      Pages 1-10
  3. Imagining History

    1. Lee Horsley
      Pages 11-44
  4. ‘The End of Clear Thinking and the Triumph of Irrationalism’: British Fiction, 1910–40

  5. All the King’s and President’s Men: Political Intellectuals in Postwar America

  6. Concluding Note: ‘A Middle Way’

    1. Lee Horsley
      Pages 254-258
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-300

About this book


This study gives insights into the process of "imagining history" and argues the case for a humanistic approach. It shows how writers have brought alive in their work an individual struggle to comprehend some of the most important political phenomena to the 2Oth century.


America argue fiction history history of literature Imagination individual irony knowledge philosophy realism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-11055-1
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-11057-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-11055-1
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