Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyNobel Laureate Henryk Sienkiewicz and "Quo Vadis"

  • Sat, 02 May 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    The past is never dead. It's not even past. -William Faulkner, 1951

    While Faulkner could sometimes be cryptic, this quote seems easy enough to grasp. After all, if the past were really past, why would we read so much historical fiction? Hardly the sole purview of trashy paperback enthusiasts and Civil War reenactors, historical fiction has held a distinguished place in literary history for centuries. It stretches back to the famed 18th Century novelist Sir Walter Raleigh and continues through to contemporary authors like Hilary Mantel. Between these two, the legacy of the historical novel makes another notable stop with Nobel Prize-winning author Henryk Sienkiewicz.

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