Seduced by Story

The Use and Abuse of Narrative

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Publisher Description

In this spiritual sequel to his influential Reading for the Plot, Peter Brooks examines the dangerously alluring power of storytelling.

“There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. Nothing can defeat it.” So begins the scholar and literary critic Peter Brooks’s reckoning with today’s flourishing cult of story.

Forty years after publishing his seminal work Reading for the Plot, his important contribution to what came to be known as the “narrative turn” in contemporary criticism and philosophy, Brooks returns to question the unquestioning fashion in which story is now embraced as an excuse or explanation and the fact that every brand or politician comes equipped with one.

In a discussion that ranges from The Girl on the Train to legal argument, Brooks reminds us that among the powers of narrative is the power to deceive.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2022
October 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
New York Review Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.6
MB

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