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Narrative.

01/28/2011

” For our species’ long-running obsession with narratives about orphans is, in part, the sign of our
inability to stop wondering about our beginnings—and about the narrative problem of how to begin; and,as Frank Kermode argued so brilliantly in The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction (1967), we tell stories partly because we know we are going to die.”

Michael Bérubé

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