Equipment for Living

Why Narrative?

kris_r | October 30th, 2009

According to Jerome Bruner: “Living in a culture requires not only knowing what’s conventionally expected, but having some sense of the unexpected troubles that the conventional can produce. And now at last can we come to the functions of narrative, and why it is in effect universal. It is precisely narrative’s function to instantiate and […]

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Literature as moral fiber

kris_r | October 23rd, 2009

Reading about the functions of literature, I stumbled upon the following quote: “Perhaps the guerrilla promoters of literacy who offer a shag to anyone spotted reading a novel are on the right track. Novels, surely, can still be sexy, time wasting, and subversive—or do they have to be vitamin- enriched bowls conveying good-for-you moral fiber?” […]

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