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Relating Narratives : Storytelling and Selfhood - Adriana Cavarero

Relating Narratives

Storytelling and Selfhood

Paperback Published: 17th February 2000
ISBN: 9780415200585
Number Of Pages: 184

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Relating Narratives is a major new work by the philosopher and feminist thinker Adriana Cavarero. First published in Italian to widespread acclaim, Relating Narratives is a fascinating and challenging new account of the relationship between selfhood and narration.
Drawing a diverse array of thinkers from both the philosophical and the literary tradition, from Sophocles and Homer to Hannah Arendt, Karen Blixen, Walter Benjamin and Borges, Adriana Cadarero's theory of the narratable self' shows how narrative models in philosophy and literature can open new ways of thinking about formation of human identities. By showing how each human being has a unique story that can be told about them, Adriana Cavarero inaugurates an important shift in thinking about subjectivity and identity which relies not upon categorical or discursive norms, but rather seeks to account for who' each one of us uniquely is.

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'This is an important book, not least for the fruitful ways in which it brings two dominant modes of cognition in the West, philosophy and narrative, face to face with each other. And perhaps even more important for its joyous and antinomian rejection of what narrative has brought us, in interiority and all its burdens.' - Radical Philosophy

Translator's Introduction
Translator's Note
A stork for an introductionp. 1
The story of Oedipusp. 7
The paradox of Ulyssesp. 17
The desire for one's storyp. 32
Oedipus errs twicep. 49
On the outskirts of Milanp. 55
In a New York bookstorep. 67
The necessary otherp. 81
Orpheus the poetp. 94
The voice of Eurydicep. 103
Eros and narrationp. 109
Scheherazade trapped in the textp. 119
Karen Blixen, or the classic rule of storytellingp. 129
The world is full of stories just waiting to be toldp. 139
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9780415200585
ISBN-10: 041520058X
Series: Warwick Studies in European Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 17th February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.67  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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