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Fact and fiction share the narrative form

March 29, 2011

“The fact that the historian’s “empirical” account and the novelist’s imaginative story share the narrative form is, on reflection, rather startling. …Why the same form for fact and fiction? Does the first mimic the second or vice versa? How does narrative acquire its form? One answer, of course, is tradition…”[1]


[1] P45 Folk psychology as an instrument of culture – Jerome Bruner

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