The Storytelling Animal

ISBN 10 : 9780547391403
ISBN 13 : 0547391404

Explores the latest beliefs about why people tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, offering insights into such related topics as universal themes and what it mea..

The Storytelling Animal

ISBN 10 : 9780547644813
ISBN 13 : 0547644817

Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of st..

Narrative Politics

ISBN 10 : 9780199324460
ISBN 13 : 0199324468

Narrative Politics explores two puzzles. The first has long preoccupied social scientists: How do individuals come together to act collectively in their common interest? The second..

The Literary Animal

ISBN 10 : 9780810122871
ISBN 13 : 0810122871

The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically...

The Professor In The Cage

ISBN 10 : 9780143108054
ISBN 13 : 0143108050

"When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challenge, and an opportunity. Pushing forty, out of shape, and disencha..


ISBN 10 : 9780307829801
ISBN 13 : 0307829804

Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ..