Metahistorical Romance Novels

I aim to read through Amy Elias’s bibliography of texts, in English and translation, that she calls metahistorical romances, found in her book SUBLIME DESIRE: HISTORY AND POST 1960s FICTION. I try to sketch out her concept HERE. There are overlaps of some titles with the McCaffrey 100 list.

Ackroyd, CHATTERTON

–, HAWKSMOOR

–, MILTON IN AMERICA

Apple, THE PROPHETEER

Banes, FLAUBERT’S PARROT

Banville, DOCTOR COPERNICUS

Barker, THE GHOST ROAD

Barth, THE SOT-WEED FACTOR

Bell, ALL SOULS’ RISING

Berger, LITTLE BIG MAN

Boyle, WORLD’S END

–, THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE

Burgess, A DEAD MAN IN DEPTFORD

Coetzee, FOE

Coover, THE PUBLIC BURNING

Crace, THE GIFT OF STONES

Crace, QUARANTINE

DeLillo, LIBRA

Dexter, DEADWOOD

Doctorow, RAGTIME

Eco, THE NAME OF THE ROSE

Erickson, ARC D’X

–, LEAP YEAR

Findley, FAMOUS LAST WORDS

Fowles, THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN

–. A MAGGOT

Fuentes, TERRA NOSTRA

Frazier, COLD MOUNTAIN

Glancy, PUSHING THE BEAR

Grass, THE FLOUNDER

Johnson, DREAMER

–, MIDDLE PASSAGE

William, LEGS

Kurzweil, A CASE OF CURIOSITIES 

Malouf, REMEMBERING BABYLON

Steven, MARTIN DRESSLER

Valerie, ALL GOOD WOMEN

Momaday, THE WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN

Morante, HISTORY: A NOVEL

Norfolk, LEMPRIERE’S DICTIONARY

Philips, CAMBRIDGE

–, CROSSING THE RIVER

Powers, GAIN

Pynchon, GRAVITY’S RAINBOW

–, MASON & DIXON

Reed, FLIGHT TO CANADA

–, MUMBO JUMBO

Schama, DEAD CERTAINTIES (UNWARRANTED SPECULATIONS)

Sherwood, VINDICATIONS

Silko, ALMANAC OF THE DEAD

Silko, CEREMONY

Smiley, THE ALL-TRUE TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF LIDIE NEWTON

Sontag, THE VOLCANO LOVER

Spiegelman, MAUS

Suskind, PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDER

Swift, WATERLAND

Thomas, THE WHITE HOTEL

Thorpe, ULVERTON

Unsworth, SACRED HUNGER

Vollmann, SEVEN DREAMS: FATHERS AND CROWS, THE ICE SHIRT, THE RIFLES, ARGALL, THE DYING GRASS

Vonnegut, SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE

Walker, THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR

Williams, STAR TURN

Winterson, THE PASSION

–, SEXING THE CHERRY

Wolf, CASSANDRA

Zencey, PANAMA