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10.20.04 Foote, Shelby, “The Novelist’s View of History,” in Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 17 (Fall 1954).

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This article by Shelby Foote appeared on pages 219 to 225 in the Fall, 1954 issue of Mississippi Quarterly (Volume 17).  In this article, Foote, a novelist who spent 20 years writing the acclaimed The Civil War: A Narrative, discusses with great insight the similarities and the differences between writing history and writing fiction.