saga has definitions from the field of writing
[ noun ] (writing) an narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family; originally (12th to 14th centuries) a story of the families that settled Iceland and their descendants but now any prose narrative that resembles such an account

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Would we want a future-day Gibbon or Macaulay recounting the saga of America with movies as his prime source of knowledge ?

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