Thursday 12 February 2015

Quick Hits

Some notable pieces from elsewhere:

Kurt Vonnegut was deeply interested in the practice of writing fiction and the nature of narrative. This Washington Post article includes a video of his famous (and famously hilarious) lecture on narrative that includes his drawing of the "shapes of stories." The graphs of typical story structures are also re-drawn and presented in the article by a talented graphic artist name Maya Eilam.

The Guardian has published this piece by Stephen Marche in which he discusses his experiences having read a couple of text more than one hundred times: Hamlet and The Inimitable Jeeves. Such frequent re-reading creates an entirely unique experience in the reader, but one that illuminates the experiences that many of us have to other forms of narrative such as a favourite film or television episode.

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