Edinburgh Book Festival: Revisionism of histr is a novelist’s prerogative

Being a novelist, one could revisit the past and maybe improve on it in fiction, says author Simon Mawer
We may have forgotten about the Iron Curtain, but the red deer herds in the south Bavarian forests haven’t. After minefields and electric fences marked out the frontier, they learnt the hard way about the inadvisability of crossing into the forests of Czechoslovakia. So they stay and graze on their own side.
The story came from Simon Mawer, talking about the Prague Spring (also the title of his new novel) – that brief flurry of optimism in 1968 that socialism really could have a human... read more

 
14 August 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 84
Source: Scotsman
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