October 30, 2009
Non-fiction literature *IS* historical
For a non-fiction text, a proper literary analysis ought to be no different than historical analysis. Therefore, if we distinguish between "literary" and "historical" interpretations of the same text, do we not essentially fictionalize the contents of that text?
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason."
-- Isaac Newton