There have been many voices in disciplines as various as philosophy, history, psychology, hermeneutics, literary theory, and theology that have claimed that narrative is fundamental to all that is human. Here is a book that, in an engaging and amusing way, presents a coherent thesis to that effect, connecting the Joke and the Story (with all that comedy and tragedy imply) not only with our sensing and perceiving of the world, but with our faith in each other, and what the character of that faith should be.
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Author Biography - Edmond Wright
EDMOND WRIGHT holds degrees in both English and Philosophy. His doctoral thesis was on metaphor. He has edited The Case for Qualia (MIT Press, forthcoming), The Ironic Discourse (Poetics Today, 1983), New Representationalisms: Essays in the Philosophy of Perception (Avebury, 1993), and has co-edited with his wife Elizabeth Wright The Zizek Reader (Blackwell, 1999). He has published over sixty articles on language, perception, epistemology and narrative, as well as two books of poetry.