By (author) Richard Kearney
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On Stories by Richard Kearney
Book DescriptionStories offer us some of the richest and most enduring insights into the human condition and have preoccupied philosophy since Aristotle. On Stories presents in clear and compelling style just why narrative has this power over us and argues that the unnarrated life is not worth living. Drawing on the work of James Joyce, Sigmund Freud's patient 'Dora' and the case of Oscar Schindler, Richard Kearney skilfully illuminates how stories not only entertain us but can determine our lives and personal identities. He also considers nations as stories, including the story of Romulus and Remus in the founding of Rome. Throughout, On Stories stresses that, far from heralding the demise of narrative, the digital era merely opens up new stories.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415247986
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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