Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood

Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood

by Adriana Cavarero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415200571

ISBN-13: 9780415200578

Pub. Date: 05/04/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415200578
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/04/2000
Series:
Warwick Studies in European Philosophy Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction
Translator's Note
A stork for an introduction1
Pt. IHeroes
1The story of Oedipus7
2The paradox of Ulysses17
3The desire for one's story32
Pt. IIWomen
4Oedipus errs twice49
5On the outskirts of Milan55
6In a New York bookstore67
Pt. IIILovers
7The necessary other81
8Orpheus the poet94
9The voice of Eurydice103
10Eros and narration109
Pt. IVNarrators
11Scheherazade trapped in the text119
12Karen Blixen, or the classic rule of storytelling129
13The world is full of stories just waiting to be told139
Index145

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