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Telling the American Story: A Structural and Cultural Analysis of Conversational Storytelling (Hardback)Livia Polanyi (author)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 01/01/1985
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This book explores the complexity of story text. Its thesis is that one can elicit the world view of a people from a close structural analysis of their narrative discourse. It is the first methodological explanation of how stories can be used as a source of cultural data and an illustration of how to do a rhetorically close analysis of a story text. A theory of narrative structure is presented which leads to a conversationally based definition of what can properly be called a story.
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 442 g
Dimensions: 248 x 159 x 11 mm
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