To Read


Greg Dening, “Challenges to Perfom: History, Passion and Imagination.”

Goodman, James. 1998. “For the Love of Stories”. Reviews in American History. 26, no. 1: 255-274.

Greenblatt, Stephen. “Writing as Performance” in Harvard Magazine (Sept-Oct 2007).

Hodes, Martha. 2007. “Experimental History in the Classroom,” Perspectives: Newsletter of the American Historical Association. 45, no. 5: 38.

Sachs A. 2010. “Letters to a Tenured Historian: Imagining History As Creative Nonfiction – Or Maybe Even Poetry”. Rethinking History. 14, no. 1: 5-38.

Stegner, Wallace. “The Law of Nature and the Dream of Man: Ruminations on the Art of Fiction” in Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West. New York: Random House, 1992.


Atwood, Margaret. Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Carnes, Mark C. Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America’s Past (and Each Other). New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Clive, John Leonard. Not by Fact Alone: Essays on the Writing and Reading of History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.

Conrad, Joseph. “Preface” to The Nigger of the “Narcissus,” A Tale of the Sea. New York: Harper, 1951.

Gutkind, Lee. In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2005.

Kazin, Alfred. Writing Was Everything. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Lopate, Phillip. The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

Mallon, Thomas. In Fact: Essays on Writers and Writing. New York: Pantheon Books, 2001.

Ozick, Cynthia. Quarrel & Quandary: Essays. New York: Knopf, 2000.

Zinsser, William Knowlton. On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction. New York: Harper and Row, 1980.


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