The Resource Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature, Michael Austin, (electronic resource)

Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature, Michael Austin, (electronic resource)

Label
Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature
Title
Useful fictions
Title remainder
evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature
Statement of responsibility
Michael Austin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live," Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling. Might there be an evolutionary reason behind our species' need for stories?
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Austin, Michael
Dewey number
809.3 22
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN3352.P7
LC item number
A87 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Frontiers of narrative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Evolution in literature
  • Literature
Label
Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature, Michael Austin, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Scheherazade's stories and Pangloss's nose -- Stories for thinking -- The influence of anxiety -- Information anxiety -- The problem of other people -- Sex, lies, and phenotypes -- Deceiving ourselves and others
Extent
1 online resource (193 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803232976
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)635522
  • (OCoLC)712996525
  • (SSID)ssj0000488188
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11344418
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000488188
  • (PQKBWorkID)10446120
  • (PQKB)10407819
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC635522
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse3693
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000069663
Label
Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature, Michael Austin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Scheherazade's stories and Pangloss's nose -- Stories for thinking -- The influence of anxiety -- Information anxiety -- The problem of other people -- Sex, lies, and phenotypes -- Deceiving ourselves and others
Extent
1 online resource (193 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803232976
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)635522
  • (OCoLC)712996525
  • (SSID)ssj0000488188
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11344418
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000488188
  • (PQKBWorkID)10446120
  • (PQKB)10407819
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC635522
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse3693
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000069663

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