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SOURCE:   Philological Sciences. Issues of Theory and Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2018. 3. Part 2. P. 252-254. ISSN 1997-2911.
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https://doi.org/10.30853/filnauki.2018-3-2.8

"THE MARCH" BY E. L. DOCTOROW: HISTORY AND FICTION

Siraeva Gul'zira Razamirovna
Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University


Abstract. The article is devoted to the comprehension of the specificity of relationship between history and fiction in E. L. Doctorows novel "The March". Despite the frequent mentioning of historicism as a key feature of the creativity of Doctorow, this is the only novel defined by the prose writer as historical. A detailed description of landscapes, images of soldiers and civilians along with the rendering of the historical reality of the mentioned period is a feature of the writers individual style. For the first time the study compares the content of the novel with the data of historical works about the period of the Civil War in the USA. The images of historical personalities and elements of their biographies, details of events, historical facts mentioned in the novel are taken into consideration.
Key words and phrases: . . , , " ", . . , , E. L. Doctorow, the Civil War in the United States, "March to the Sea", W. T. Sherman, Abraham Lincoln.
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