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  • On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

    A century and a half after the publication of Origin of Species, evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects―anthropology, archeology, psychology, economics, religion, morality, politics, culture, and art. Now a distinguished scholar offers the first comprehensive account of the evolutionary origins of art and storytelling. Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories, how our minds are shaped to understand them, and what difference an evolutionary understanding of human nature makes to stories we love. Art is a specifically human adaptation, Boyd argues. It offers tangible advan...
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories

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  • Nabokov's Pale Fire: The Magic of Artistic Discovery

    Pale Fire is regarded by many as Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece. The novel has been hailed as one of the most striking early examples of postmodernism and has become a famous test case for theories about reading because of the apparent impossibility of deciding between several radically different interpretations. Does the book have two narrators, as it first appears, or one? How much is fantasy and how much is reality? Whose fantasy and whose reality are they? Brian Boyd, Nabokov's biographer and hitherto the foremost proponent of the idea that Pale Fire has one narrator, John Shade, now rejects this position and presents a new and startlingl...
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories

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    • Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press

  • Why Lyrics Last: Evolution, Cognition, and Shakespeare's Sonnets

    In Why Lyrics Last, the internationally acclaimed critic Brian Boyd turns an evolutionary lens on the subject of lyric verse. He finds that lyric making, though it presents no advantages for the species in terms of survival and reproduction, is “universal across cultures because it fits constraints of the human mind.” An evolutionary perspective― especially when coupled with insights from aesthetics and literary history―has much to tell us about both verse and the lyrical impulse. Boyd places the writing of lyrical verse within the human disposition “to play with pattern,” and in an extended example he uncovers the many patterns t...
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories

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    • Brand: Brand: Harvard University Press

  • On the Origin of Stories by Brian Boyd (2-Nov-2010) Paperback


    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories

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  • On the Origin of Stories Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; Reprint edition


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  • Nabokov's ADA: The Place of Consciousness

    Nabokov's Ada: The Place of Consciousness explores the relationship between the obvious dazzle of Nabokov's style and the unsuspected depths of his thought before focusing on his richest and most surprising novel. This "stunning," "magnificent" first book by "the great man of Nabokov studies," which "provides not only the best commentary on Ada, but also a brilliant overview of Nabokov's metaphysics," has now been updated with a new preface, four additional chapters and two comprehensive new indexes.
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories

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  • On the Origin of Stories 1st (first) edition Text Only


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  • Nabokov Upside Down

    Nabokov Upside Down brings together essays that explicitly diverge from conventional topics and points of reference when interpreting a writer whose influence on contemporary literature is unrivaled. Scholars from around the world here read Nabokov in terms of bodies rather than minds, belly-laughs rather than erudite wit, servants rather than master-artists, or Asian rather than Western perspectives. The first part of the volume is dedicated to surveys of Nabokov’s oeuvre that transform some long-held assumptions concerning the nature of and significance of his work. Often thought of as among the most cerebral of artists, Nabokov comes acr...
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  • Vladimir Nabokov : The American Years

    The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security.
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories

    • ASIN: 0691024715
    • Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press

  • Stalking Nabokov

    At the age of twenty-one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called "brilliant." After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning biography, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years (1990) and Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years (1991). This collection features essays written by Boyd since completing the biography, incorporating material he gleaned from his research as well as new discoveries and formulations.Boyd confronts Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits...
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories

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  • On the Origin of Stories : Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

    Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories
    A century and a half after the publication of Origin of Species, evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects--anthropology, archeology, psychology, economics, religion, morality, politics, culture, and art. Now a distinguished scholar offers the first comprehensive account of the evolutionary origins of art and storytelling. Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories, how our minds are shaped to understand them, and what difference an evolutionary understanding of human nature makes to stories we love.Art is a specifically human adaptation, Boyd argues. It offers tangible advantages for human survival, and it derives from

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  • Story Thieves Collection Books 1-3 (Bookmark inside!) : Story Thieves; The Stolen Chapters; Secret Origins

    Characters from the real and fictional worlds cross paths in the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves series--now available as a collectible paperback boxed set! Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories
    Characters from the real and fictional worlds cross paths in the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves series—now available as a collectible paperback boxed set!Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and chores. But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happen—his classmate Bethany climbs out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethany’s half-fictional so she can jump into any book she wants. AND she can take anyone with her! Including Owen!!!

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  • What Set Me Free (The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Brian Banks) : A True Story of Wrongful Conviction, a Dream Deferred, and a Man Redeemed

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    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories
    Brian Banks, the major motion picture starring Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, and Sherri Shepherd, winner of the audience award at the 2018 LA Film Festival, opens nationwide in 2019! Discover the unforgettable and inspiring true story of Brian Banks—a young man who was wrongfully convicted as a teenager and imprisoned for more than five years, only to emerge with his spirit unbroken and determined to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.At age sixteen, Brian Banks was a nationally recruited All-American Football player, ranked eleventh in the nation as a linebacker. Before his seventeenth birthday, he was in

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  • Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Cantos by John Shade (Hardcover)

    Many think Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov's greatest novel. At its heart beats the 999-line poem, "Pale Fire," penned by the distinguished American poet John Shade. This first-ever facsimile edition of the poem shows it to be not just a fictional device but a masterpiece of American poetry, albeit by an invented persona -- "the greatest of invented poets," according to Nabokov's own accurate evaluation. This attractive box contains two booklets, the poem "Pale Fire" in a handsome pocket edition and the book of essays by renowned Nabokov authority Brian Boyd and poet R.S. Gwynn, as well as facsimiles of the
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories
    Many think Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov's greatest novel. At its heart beats the 999-line poem, "Pale Fire," penned by the distinguished American poet John Shade. This first-ever facsimile edition of the poem shows it to be not just a fictional device but a masterpiece of American poetry, albeit by an invented persona -- "the greatest of invented poets," according to Nabokov's own accurate evaluation. This attractive box contains two booklets, the poem "Pale Fire" in a handsome pocket edition and the book of essays by renowned Nabokov authority Brian Boyd and poet R.S. Gwynn, as well as facsimiles of the

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  • Brian May's Red Special : The Story of the Home-Made Guitar That Rocked Queen and the World

    The Queen guitarist discusses how he and his father designed and constructed a new type of electric guitar in 1963, and includes original diagrams, sketches, notes, and
    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories
    "My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'." Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make

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  • On the Origin of Stories by Brian Boyd

    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories
    Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

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    Biographer Brian Boyd on Vladimir Nabokov

    Brian Boyd On The Origin Of Stories

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