Od Teruelu po ruiny Berlina. Krótka rozprawa o narracji Antony’ego Beevora
FROM TERUEL TO THE RUINS OF BERLIN. A SHORT ESSAY ABOUT THE NARRATION OF ANTHONY BEEVOR
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Antony Beevor seems to be one of the most popular historians of World War II. The presented paper is a research trial of analysis his books by taking into the centre his historiography narration by confronting it with some aspects of creative writing. The text is divided into small chapters and follows: how different methods of narration are connected with romanticism, suspense, comedy and terrifying moments of war. Beevor writes history from the point of view of the soldiers as well as all those who decide, but he characterizes them by using the key of literary narration. The question of hero in the narration is analyzed by some achievements of Polish theory of history (Jerzy Topolski). The other chapters are dedicated to conceptualize the issues of history visualization and finally how the suspense (theory of J. Dąbała) as the method of narration is used by Beevor. It is not widely known that Beevor started his writer career as the author of suspense/ thriller stories and his success of being historian is basically founded on using the novel method into the non-fictional historical book.
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