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The Storytelling Animal
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  • Engels
  • 2370005136607
  • E-book
  • 272 pagina's
  • Adobe PDF
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A provocative young scholar gives us the first book on the new science of storytelling: the latest thinking on why we tell stories, what stories reveal about human nature, what makes a story transporting, which plots and themes are universal, and what it means to have a storytelling brain - what are the implications for how we process information and think about the world?

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An insightful consideration of all things story. Library Journal A lively pop-science overview of the reasons why we tell stories and why storytelling will endure..[Gottschall's] snapshots of the worlds of psychology, sleep research and virtual reality are larded with sharp anecdotes and jargon-free summaries of current research... Gottschall brings a light tough to knotty psychological matters, and he s a fine storyteller himself. Kirkus Reviews They say we spend multiple hours immersed in stories every day. Very few of us pause to wonder why. Gottschall lays bare this quirk of our species with deft touches, and he finds that our love of stories is its own story, and one of the grandest tales out there the story of what it means to be human. Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements Story is not the icing, it s the cake! Gottschall eloquently tells you how come in his well researched new book. Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Tell To Win This is a quite wonderful book. It grips the reader with both stories and stories about the telling of stories, then pulls it all together to explain why storytelling is a fundamental human instinct. Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor and Honorary Curator in Entomology, Harvard University The Storytelling Animal is a delight to read. It's boundlessly interesting, filled with great observations and clever insights about television, books, movies, videogames, dreams, children, madness, evolution, morality, love, and more. And it's beautifully written fittingly enough, Gottschall is himself a skilled storyteller. Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology at Yale and author of How Pleasure Works Like the magnificent storytellers past and present who furnish him here with examples and inspiration, Jonathan Gottschall takes a timely and fascinating but possibly forbidding subject the new brain science and what it can tell us about the human story-making impulse and makes of it an extraordinary and absorbing intellectual narrative. The scrupulous synthesis of art and science here is masterful; the real-world stakes high; the rewards for the reader numerous, exhilarating, mind-expanding. Terry Castle, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University A lively pop-science overview of the reasons why we tell stories and why storytelling will endure..[Gottschall's] snapshots of the worlds of psychology, sleep research and virtual reality are larded with sharp anecdotes and jargon-free summaries of current research... Gottschall brings a light tough to knotty psychological matters, and he's a fine storyteller himself. -- Kirkus Reviews They say we spend multiple hours immersed in stories every day. Very few of us pause to wonder why. Gottschall lays bare this quirk of our species with deft touches, and he finds that our love of stories is its own story, and one of the grandest tales out there--the story of what it means to be human. --Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements Story is not the icing, it's the cake! Gottschall eloquently tells you 'how come' in his well researched new book. --Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Tell To Win This is a quite wonderful book. It grips the reader with both stories and stories about the telling of stories, then pulls it all together to explain why storytelling is a fundamental human instinct. -- Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor and Honorary Curator in Entomology, Harvard University Stories are everywhere. Stories make us buy; they make us cry; they help us pass the time, even when we're asleep. In this enthralling book, Jonathan Gottschall traces the enduring power of stories back to the evolved habits of mind. He reveals the ways in which we are trapped, for better or worse, in a world of narrative. If you are in the storytelling business -- and aren't we all? -- you must read this book. --Jonah Lehrer The Storytelling Animal is a delight to read. It's boundlessly interesting, filled with great observations and clever insights about� television, books, movies, videog

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
E-book
Verschijningsdatum
2012-04-10
Aantal pagina's
272 pagina's
Ebook formaat
Adobe PDF
Bestandsgrootte ebook
3,4 MB
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2370005136607

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Subtitel
How Stories Make Us Human
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