Once Upon a Time….

karendowdall

This quote, by Shelby Foote, is brilliant. Historians, writers, and authors do recreate history by their research or with their love of presenting history by bringing history to life.

M.C. Tuggle, Writer

Shelby Foote“The point I would make is that the novelist and the historian are seeking the same thing: the truth — not a different truth: the same truth — only they reach it, or try to reach it, by different routes. Whether the event took place in a world now gone to dust, preserved by documents and evaluated by scholarship, or in the imagination, preserved by memory and distilled by the creative process, they both want to tell us how it was: to re-create it, by their separate methods, and make it live again in the world around them.” Shelby Foote, author and historian

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  1. frenchc1955 says:

    This is an excellent quotation!

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