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The stories we are : an essay on self-creation

Author: William Lowell Randall
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a kind of 'poetics' of everyday life, the author inquires into the narrative dimensions of our self-creation and the storied dynamics of our relationships with others, as members of the same  Read more...

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Randall, William Lowell, 1950-
Stories we are.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)607794596
Online version:
Randall, William Lowell, 1950-
Stories we are.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624386434
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Lowell Randall
ISBN: 0802005640 9780802005649 080206986X 9780802069863
OCLC Number: 31516471
Description: viii, 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prologue --
I. The Aesthetics of Living --
The Question of Creativity --
The Creation of the Self --
The Means of Self-Creation --
The Story of My Life --
The Art of Living --
II. Life and Literature --
The Allure of Story --
The Links between Story and Life --
The Element of Plot --
The Element of Character --
The Element of Point of View --
The Stories of Our Lives --
III. The Poetics of Learning --
The Autobiographical Imperative --
The Re-storying of Our Souls --
The Novel-ty of Our Lives --
The Stories We Leave Untold --
The Range of Storying Styles --
The Art of Living Reconsidered --
Epilogue --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: William Lowell Randall.

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