Is this a cross breed of fiction and non-fiction that exists yet? The situation I'm specifically thinking of, is a story that while it technically follows the standards of essay format, the way it is written is that the narrative comes up with it's own point on the author's behalf rather than through a particular point the author wants to get across.
Ex. An American Psychological Evaluation of John Milton in his path through purgatory.
It follows standard format, but through narrative in a way that aims to teach the author rather than vice versa.
I think that falls into the world of creative non-fiction. It allows for a more historical, reality, kind of base, but allows the author to dip their hand into the fiction pool to enhance the narrative.
I'm not sure how this will be better than an analysis of Milton's work? Can't an author read an analysis and then find a way to create via that information?
Maybe. Just a thought.