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Lumping, Splitting, and Narratives as Rhetorical Actions: Notes on Christina J. Pan’s Reminiscences and Deborah Eisenberg’s “Twilight of the Superheroes”

James Phelan

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In its comparison of Pan’s nonfictional and Eisenberg’s fictional narratives, this chapter emphasizes differences, especially those that follow from the constraints of referentiality in Pan’s case ... More


The Difference of Fiction

Brian Richardson

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter compares two texts based on the events of September 11, 2001: Deborah Eisenberg’s short story, “Twilight of the Superheroes,” and an interview with Christina Pan, who actually ... More


Witnessing the Impact: 9/11 in Everyday and Literary Stories

Jens Brockmeier

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers a reading of two narratives on the events of 9/11in New York—one is a short story by Deborah Eisenberg, the other the text of an oral history interview with an eyewitness—that ... More


Narrative and Truth: Some Preliminary Notes

Mark Freeman

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the interrelationship of narrative and truth, focusing on such issues as the differences between non-fictional and fictional narratives, the temporal dimension of narrative, the ... More


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