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The Resource Entranced by story : brain, tale and teller, from infancy to old age, Hugh Crago

Entranced by story : brain, tale and teller, from infancy to old age, Hugh Crago

Label
Entranced by story : brain, tale and teller, from infancy to old age
Title
Entranced by story
Title remainder
brain, tale and teller, from infancy to old age
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Crago
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We live in a world of stories; yet few of us pause to ask what stories actually are, why we consume them so avidly, and what they do for story makers and their audiences. This book focuses on the experiences that good stories generate: feelings of purposeful involvement, elevation, temporary loss of self, vicarious emotion, and relief of tension. The author examines what drives writers to create stories and why readers fall under their spell; why some children grow up to be writers; and how the capacity for creating and comprehending stories develops from infancy right through into old age. Entranced by Story applies recent research on brain function to literary examples ranging from the Iliad and Wuthering Heights to Harold and the Purple Crayon, providing a groundbreaking exploration of the biological and neurological basis of the literary experience. Blending research, theory, and biographical anecdote, the author shows how it is the unique structure of the human brain, with its layering of sophisticated cognitive capacities upon archaic, emotion-driven functions, which best explains the mystery of story. -- Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1946-
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Crago, Hugh
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P93
LC item number
C73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Children's literature and culture
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  • Literature
  • Children's stories
  • Children
  • Fiction
  • Storytelling
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
Label
Entranced by story : brain, tale and teller, from infancy to old age, Hugh Crago
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Entraced by story -- 'Both Blysse and Blunder': How stories begin -- 'A Hole in the World': Self and story in the preschool years -- 'A Place of Greater Safety': Stories in middle childhood -- The age of romance: Self and story in adolescence -- 'I Would Build That Dome in Air': Story making in young adulthood -- Remembering, repeating and foreshadowing: Midlife and memory -- Light at the end of the tunnel: Storytelling in old age -- The brain, the tale and the teller
Control code
863684349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780415741705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)863684349
Label
Entranced by story : brain, tale and teller, from infancy to old age, Hugh Crago
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Entraced by story -- 'Both Blysse and Blunder': How stories begin -- 'A Hole in the World': Self and story in the preschool years -- 'A Place of Greater Safety': Stories in middle childhood -- The age of romance: Self and story in adolescence -- 'I Would Build That Dome in Air': Story making in young adulthood -- Remembering, repeating and foreshadowing: Midlife and memory -- Light at the end of the tunnel: Storytelling in old age -- The brain, the tale and the teller
Control code
863684349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780415741705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)863684349

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