Stories serve as vehicles of communication between adults and children

There was a book I spotted years ago, that I never did track down, but which I liked the sound of…

The blurb I read stated: “The author’s thesis is that stories, everywhere and always, have served as vehicles of communication between adults and children, introductions to logical and creative thinking, unmatched by any other form, linguistic or otherwise. She looks to the earliest recorded historical beginnings of story, the myths of Gilgamesh and the stories of the Bible, arriving finally at the most modern theories of intersubjective communication, those of Roland Barthes and other contemporary thinkers.” (Review Weinschelbaum, Lila L. Por siempre el cuento (The story forever). Buenos Aires: Aique, 1997, ISBN 950701411X In Bookbird, Winter 36(4)1998 , p57)

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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