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Title The science of story : the brain behind creative nonfiction / edited by Sean Prentiss, Nicole Walker.
Author Prentiss, Sean (EDT)/ Walker, Nicole (EDT)
Publication London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic / Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc : 2020.
Description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Bringing together a diverse range of writers, The Science of Story is the first book to ask the question: what can contemporary brain science teach us about the art and craft of creative nonfiction writing? Drawing on the latest developments in cognitiveneuroscience the book sheds new light on some of the most important elements of the writer's craft, from perspective and truth to emotion and metaphor. The Science of Story explores such questions as: "Why do humans tell stories? "How do we remember andmisremember our lives - and what does this mean for storytelling? "What is the value of writing about trauma? "How do stories make us laugh, or cry, make us angry or triumphant? Contributors: Nancer Ballard, Mike Branch, Frank Bures, J.T. Bushnell, Katharine Coles, Christopher Cokinos, Alison Hawthorne Deming, David Lazar, Lawrence Lenhart, Alan Lightman, Dave Madden, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Richard Powers, Sean Prentiss, Julie Wittes Schlack, Valerie Sweeney Prince, Ira Sukrungruang, Nicole Walker, WendyS. Walters, Marco Wilkinson, Amy Wright"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Creative nonfiction -- Authorship.
Essay -- Authorship.
Literature and science.
Storytelling -- Psychological aspects.
Neurosciences and the humanities.
Addl. Author Prentiss, Sean, editor.
Walker, Nicole, editor.
Related To Online version:
Prentiss, Sean, The science of story New York : 2020. 9781350083905 (DLC) 2019980168
ISBN 9781350084247
1350084247
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