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Homo Narrans–Now in Paperback

Homo Narrans: The Poetics and Anthropology of Oral Literature

John D. Niles

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.

Paper 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2107-7 | $24.95 | £16.50

Homo Narrans"A welcome interweaving of areas too often and too simplistically segregated: folklore and literature, oral tradition and written tradition, performance and text."–Choice

Homo Narrans explores how human beings shape their world through the stories they tell. Author John D. Niles ponders the nature of the storytelling impulse, the social function of narrative, and the role of individual talent in oral tradition.

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