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Taleworlds and Storyrealms

The Phenomenology of Narrative

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Part of the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library book series (MNPL, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Katharine Galloway Young
    Pages 1-18
  3. Katharine Galloway Young
    Pages 19-68
  4. Katharine Galloway Young
    Pages 69-99
  5. Katharine Galloway Young
    Pages 100-156
  6. Katharine Galloway Young
    Pages 157-185
  7. Katharine Galloway Young
    Pages 186-210
  8. Katharine Galloway Young
    Pages 211-248
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 249-268

About this book


Beginning is the hardest ITPment, not because openers are all that scarce but because you're blowing into, cracking a universe. l Maurice Natanson q;>enings are already directed toward closings. The first question in presenting a body of work is where to cut in. This is an especially difficult question since the cut-in provides a perspecti ve on what follows. A cut is an angle of entry. Wherever I enter, from there, a realm unfolds itself. In that sense, my angle of entry is my point of view. A realm cut into has an orientation. It evidences a hierarchy of importance, relevance, accessability, value, or logic. Its content is no longer neutral and equivalent. From my perspective, the realm is not only differentiated in sUbstance but differential in significance. There is a relation between angles and attitudes. Where I look from is tied up with how I see. The first cut opens out into a frame of reference. What count as lines of evidence in that realm materialize along with its background expectancies, its assumptions, concentrations, and confusions, its coslTPlogy, quirks, and enchantments. Hence, once I am corrunitted to a perspective, I am implicated in a methodology, one possessed of puzzles of a certain shape, ITPving toward solutions wi thin its orthodoxy. Openings are directed toward closings. Another cut would open onto another realm. The realm of events I cut into is a Taleworld, inhabited by characters acting in their own space and time.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Taleworlds and Storyrealms
  • Book Subtitle The Phenomenology of Narrative
  • Authors K. Young
  • Series Title Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-247-3415-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-247-3456-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3511-2
  • Series ISSN 0168-5090
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Phenomenology
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