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The narrative complexity of ordinary life : tales from the coffee shop

Author: William Lowell Randall
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Explorations in narrative psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William L. Randall shows how narrative psychology is integral to how we navigate everyday life. He makes the case that all people function as narrative psychologists by continually storying their lives - as well as those of others - in memory and imagination. The book weaves anecdotes of encounters its author experiences with speculations on his own life story, probing the narrative complexity of our memories,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015004889
(OCoLC)904903967
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Lowell Randall
ISBN: 9780190267193 0190267194
OCLC Number: 921188911
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prologue ; 1. In the Beginning: The Story Behind the Book ; 2. Medium with Milk: Setting the Scene ; 3. The Story of My Life: Narrative as Metaphor ; 4. The Story of My Life II: Novelty, Identity, and Narrative ; 5. Hollyhocks and Hummingbirds: The Biographical Imperative ; 6. Friends and Lovers: Narrative in Relationship ; 7. The Tales that Bind: Narrative and Community ; 8. Cigar in the Night: Storying the Past ; 9. World without End: Story and Spirit ; Epilogue ; Appendix: Readings Between the Lines: A Bibliographic Note ; References ; Index
Series Title: Explorations in narrative psychology.
Responsibility: William L. Randall.

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