The Story is True: The Art and Meaning of Telling Stories

The Story is True: The Art and Meaning of Telling Stories

By: Bruce Jackson (author)Paperback

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Description

How true stories, almost-true stories, urban legends, myths and even outright lies captivate us and bind us together

About Author

Bruce Jackson is SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture, University at Buffalo. He is the author of more than 20 other books as well as a documentary filmmaker and photographer. The French government named him Chevalier in L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest honor in the arts and humanities.

Contents

1. Telling Stories; 2. The Fate of Stories; 3. Wallace Stevens's Jar; 4. The True Story of Why Stephen Spender Quit the Spanish Civil War; 5. The Stories People Tell; 6. Acting in the Passive, or, Somebody Got Killed But Nobody Killed; Anybody; 7. Stories That Don't Make Sense; 8. The Real O. J. Story; 9. Bob Dylan and the Legend of 1965; 10. Silver Bullets; 11. Storytellers' Storytellers; 12. The Deceptive Anarchy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; 13. Words to Kill By; 14. The Storyteller I Looked for Every Time I Looked for Storytellers; 15. Farinata's Silence

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781592136070
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781592136070
  • ISBN10: 1592136079

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