The Fact/Fiction Dichotomy in Adam Thorpe's Historical Novel "Hodd"


Seminar Paper, 2017

10 Pages, Grade: 2,3


Abstract or Introduction

This term paper analyses Adam Thorpe’s Hodd, a historical novel published in 2009, a supposedly Latin translation of an allegedly lost Middle English manuscript that fundamentally changes the image of Robin Hood. Adam Thorpe uses different techniques to achieve authenticity with his novel, but there are also traits neglecting the reliability of his narration.

First these techniques and their function will be analysed and then the focus will shift to Linda Hutcheon’s postmodernist genre of historiographic metafiction which redefined the use of historical material in fiction and the meaning of literature for history in the 1960s questioning whether Hodd is a novel which uses historiographic metafiction. The last part will sum up the findings and embed the topic in a broader context.

Details

Title
The Fact/Fiction Dichotomy in Adam Thorpe's Historical Novel "Hodd"
College
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Grade
2,3
Author
Year
2017
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V456244
ISBN (eBook)
9783668867284
ISBN (Book)
9783668867291
Language
English
Keywords
fact/fiction, dichotomy, adam, thorpe, historical, novel, hodd
Quote paper
Giuseppe Dennis Messina (Author), 2017, The Fact/Fiction Dichotomy in Adam Thorpe's Historical Novel "Hodd", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/456244

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