Telling the American story

Telling the American story

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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.This book explores the complexity of story text.

Title:Telling the American story
Author:Livia Polanyi
Publisher:Ablex Publishing Corporation - 1985


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