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The Resource Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature, Michael Austin

Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature, Michael Austin

Label
Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature
Title
Useful fictions
Title remainder
evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature
Statement of responsibility
Michael Austin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live," Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling. Might there be an evolutionary reason behind our species' need for stories?
Member of
Cataloging source
SNK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Austin, Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Frontiers of narrative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Evolution in literature
  • Literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Evolution in literature
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature, Michael Austin
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
Scheherazade's stories and Pangloss's nose -- Stories for thinking -- The influence of anxiety -- Information anxiety -- The problem of other people -- Sex, lies, and phenotypes -- Deceiving ourselves and others
Control code
ocn712996525
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803232976
Lccn
2010001424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dfp2tj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712996525
Label
Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature, Michael Austin
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
Scheherazade's stories and Pangloss's nose -- Stories for thinking -- The influence of anxiety -- Information anxiety -- The problem of other people -- Sex, lies, and phenotypes -- Deceiving ourselves and others
Control code
ocn712996525
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803232976
Lccn
2010001424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dfp2tj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712996525

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