The Story Is True: The Art and Meaning of Telling Stories PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Bruce Jackson

The Story Is True: The Art and Meaning of Telling Stories

Temple University Press
Publication date: June 2007
ISBN: 9781592136087
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Making and experiencing stories, remembering and retelling them is something we all do. We tell stories over meals, at the water cooler, and to both friends and strangers. But how do stories work? What is it about telling and listening to stories that unites us? And, more importantly, how do we change them-and how do they change us? In The Story Is True, author, filmmaker, and photographer Bruce Jackson explores the ways we use the stories that become a central part of our public and private lives. He examines, as no one before has, how stories narrate and bring meaning to our lives, by describing and explaining how stories are made and used. The perspectives shared in this engaging book come from the tellers, writers, filmmakers, listeners, and watchers who create and consume stories. Jackson writes about his family and friends, acquaintances and experiences, focusing on more than a dozen personal stories. From oral histories, such as conversations the author had with poet Steven Spender, to public stories, such as what happened when Bob Dylan ""went electric"" at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Jackson also investigates how ""words can kill"" showing how diction can be an administrator of death, as in Nazi extermination camps. And finally, he considers the way lies come to resemble truth, showing how the stories we tell, whether true or not, resemble truth to the teller. Ultimately, The Story Is True is about the place of stories-fiction or real-and the impact they have on the lives of each one of us.
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