narratives matter

Firmly committed to a subjunctive view of the world wherein one is “trafficking in human possibilities rather than in settled certainties” … to pursue “stories of literary merit [that] render the world newly strange, rescue it from obviousness, fill it with gaps that call upon the reader to become a writer, a composer of a virtual text in response to the actual text.”

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2 Responses to narratives matter

  1. td says:

    just finished pasting the words “why do stories matter?” on my classroom wall. 🙂 appreciated finding this immediately afterwards.

    • sabonseine says:

      Thank Jerry Bruner, who not only wrote those words years ago, but also delivered a rockin’ talk this evening (on literature and the law). Yes, he’s 96. and still teaching, writing, traveling, laughing, inspiring. Humbling…

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