Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/61551
Title: A brief survey of the history of the Maltese traditional novel
Authors: Friggieri, Oliver
Keywords: Maltese fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Maltese fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Novelists, Maltese -- 19th century
Novelists, Maltese -- 20th century
Historical fiction, Maltese
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: De La SaIle Brothers Publications
Citation: Friggieri, O. (1997). A brief survey of the history of the Maltese traditional novel. In: S. J. A. Clews (ed.),┬áThe Malta Year Book 1997. Malta: De La SaIle Brothers Publications, pp. 440-445.
Abstract: The historical novel, based on a subjective compromise between objective data and a personal disposition to recreate them according to one's political commitment, flourished most during the Italian Risorgimento. In recalling the heroic achievements of past generations, the novelist sought to revitalise forgotten myths and give dignity to the contemporary national cause. The idealised depiction of remote historical experiences is emotionally transformed into a vision where past and present are projected towards an immediate future. The objective representation of facts, characters and environments is simply a pretext for rendering history an epic in which the martyrdom of the individual and the national family is the only valid contribution. [excerpt]
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/61551
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1997

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
1997_A_brief_survey_of_the_history.pdf
  Restricted Access
274.71 kBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy


Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.