Film, Video The Nuts and Bolts of Historical Fiction. Nuts and Bolts of Historical Fiction

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Title

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Historical Fiction.

Other Title

  • Nuts and Bolts of Historical Fiction

Summary

  • The construction of historical fiction requires the attributes of good story telling plus some important additional components. Novelist David L. Robbins -- whose most recent political thriller, "The Assassins Gallery," imagines the assassination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- discussed the building blocks of historical novels in a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book. Robbins discussed the importance of research, the role of time and place, narrative pacing and character development. According to Robbins, the novel's backdrop, which needs to be built as clearly and accurately as possible, plays a far more important role in historical fiction than in regular novels.

Contributor Names

  • Library of Congress.
  • Library of Congress. Center for the Book, sponsoring body.

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2007-10-24.

Subject Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Literature

Notes

  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
  • -  Classification: History: America.
  • -  Classification: Language and Literature.
  • -  David L. Robbins.
  • -  Recorded on 2007-10-24.
  • -  Kids, Families.
  • -  Publishers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687889

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. The Nuts and Bolts of Historical Fiction. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-24, 2007. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687889/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, S. B. (2007) The Nuts and Bolts of Historical Fiction. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-24. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687889/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. The Nuts and Bolts of Historical Fiction. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-24, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687889/>.