Homo Narrans: The Poetics and Anthropology of Oral Literature

Homo Narrans: The Poetics and Anthropology of Oral Literature

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1999
ISBN
0812235045
ISBN13
9780812235043
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Explores how human beings shape their world through the stories they tell. This book ponders over the nature of the storytelling impulse, the social function of narrative, and the role of individual talent in oral tradition. It also claims that the need to tell stories is what distinguishes humans ...more

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