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The Resource The stories we are : an essay on self-creation, William Lowell Randall

The stories we are : an essay on self-creation, William Lowell Randall

Label
The stories we are : an essay on self-creation
Title
The stories we are
Title remainder
an essay on self-creation
Statement of responsibility
William Lowell Randall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of 'story' our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole. William Lowell Randall sets out to explore certain implications of the familiar metaphor, 'the story of my life, ' and analyses its possible significance with respect to our self-understanding. In The Stories We Are he suggests our life's story may be our most important possession. To examine life-as-story involves the enrichment of the psychological approach we usually take in looking at learning and growth with a poetic approach. Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on what may be called 'the range of story-telling styles' according to which people compose their lives, transform the events of their lives into experiences, and seek coherence amid the diversity of the inner world of the self. In doing so, he draws on a variety of fields, including psychology, psychotherapy, theology, philosophy, feminist theory, and literary theory. Using categories like plot, character, point of view, and style, Randall plays with the possibility that we each make sense of the events of our lives to the extent that we weave them into our own unfolding novel, as simultaneously its author, narrator, main character, and reader - a novel we are continuously, sometimes consciously, re-storying. As a kind of 'poetics' of everyday life, he inquires into the narrative dimensions of our self-creation and the storied dynamics of our relationships with others, as members of the same family, community, or culture. In the process, he offers us a unique perspective on such features of our day-to-day world as secrecy, self-deception, gossip, prejudice, intimacy, maturity, and the proverbial 'art of living.'
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Randall, William Lowell
Dewey number
801/.92
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P93
LC item number
R36 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology and literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Fiction
  • Psychology
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Psychology and literature
  • Psychology
Label
The stories we are : an essay on self-creation, William Lowell Randall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""PROLOGUE""; ""I. THE AESTHETICS OF LIVING""; ""Introduction""; ""The Question of Creativity""; ""The Creation of the Self""; ""The Means of Self-Creation""; ""The Story of My Life""; ""The Art of Living""; ""Summary""; ""II. LIFE AND LITERATURE""; ""Introduction""; ""The Allure of Story""; ""The Links between Story and Life""; ""The Element of Plot""; ""The Element of Character""; ""The Element of Point of View""; ""The Stories of Our Lives""; ""Summary""; ""III. THE POETICS OF LEARNING""; ""Introduction""; ""The Autobiographical Imperative""
  • ""The Re-storying of Our Souls""""The Novel-ty of Our Lives""; ""The Stories We Leave Untold""; ""The Range of Storying Styles""; ""The Art of Living Reconsidered""; ""Summary""; ""EPILOGUE""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Control code
244768523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442680210
Lccn
95184857
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56d2s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768523
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The stories we are : an essay on self-creation, William Lowell Randall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""PROLOGUE""; ""I. THE AESTHETICS OF LIVING""; ""Introduction""; ""The Question of Creativity""; ""The Creation of the Self""; ""The Means of Self-Creation""; ""The Story of My Life""; ""The Art of Living""; ""Summary""; ""II. LIFE AND LITERATURE""; ""Introduction""; ""The Allure of Story""; ""The Links between Story and Life""; ""The Element of Plot""; ""The Element of Character""; ""The Element of Point of View""; ""The Stories of Our Lives""; ""Summary""; ""III. THE POETICS OF LEARNING""; ""Introduction""; ""The Autobiographical Imperative""
  • ""The Re-storying of Our Souls""""The Novel-ty of Our Lives""; ""The Stories We Leave Untold""; ""The Range of Storying Styles""; ""The Art of Living Reconsidered""; ""Summary""; ""EPILOGUE""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Control code
244768523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442680210
Lccn
95184857
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56d2s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768523
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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