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The Call of Stories presents a study of how listening to stories promotes learning and self-discovery.

Here is Dr. Coles's study of how listening to the stories of others allows us to enter another's life, learning more about ourselves and others.

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The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination

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Overview

The Call of Stories presents a study of how listening to stories promotes learning and self-discovery.

Here is Dr. Coles's study of how listening to the stories of others allows us to enter another's life, learning more about ourselves and others.

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Using the ``documentary study or psychiatric anthropology'' approach of his previous works, Coles presents conversations with college, law, and medical school students that focus on the moral impact of their reading. For Coles, the study of literature is not a purely intellectual exercise but an encounter with exempla that bear on everyday moral dilemmas, and he argues that these students have come to see characters in novels as ``buddies'' that ``help them make choices,'' find a direction, identify moral hazards, and understand their private lives. The argument is interesting, but the most compelling part of this loosely organized book is Coles's own reflections on the development of his own commitment to the moral dimension of literature and his memories of W.C. Williams, L.E. Sissman, and others.-- Richard Kuczkowski, Dominican Coll., Blauvelt, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395528150
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/1/1990
  • Series: Edition 001 Series
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 357,210
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1 Stories and Theories 1
2 Starting out 31
3 Finding a Direction 67
4 Interlude: Bringing Poems to Medical School Teaching 92
5 Vocational Choices and Hazards 102
6 The Private Life 130
7 Looking Back 163
8 On Moral Conduct 192
Index 207
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