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By Crispin Sartwell

Argues that the academy's obsession with language, and specifically with narrative, has develop into a type of disease.

In End of Story, Crispin Sartwell continues that the academy is enthusiastic about language, and with narrative specifically. Narrative has been held to represent or clarify time, motion, worth, heritage, and human identification. Sartwell argues that this obsession with language and narrative has develop into a kind of illness. Pitting such thinkers as Kierkegaard, Bataille, and Epictetus opposed to the narrativism of MacIntyre, Ricoeur, and Aristotle, Sartwell celebrates the methods narratives and selves collapse and recommends a lapse into ecstatic or mundane incoherence. because the booklet rollicks via Wodehouse, Thoreau, the publication of activity, still-life portray, and Sartwell's autobiography, there emerges a hopeful if extraordinary new feel of who we're and what we will be able to be.

"End of Story is significant, quirky, unique, passionate, and peculiarly, different. It situates itself as an assault on a few traits in modern inspiration, and reaches again to their past formation within the Western culture: exceptionally, the assumption of lifestyles as venture and a significant lifestyles as one out of which a winning quest narrative could be built; and it bargains another imaginative and prescient, now not as an alternative, yet as a complement--the imaginative and prescient of silence, as Sartwell calls it. in brief, this can be the e-book of somebody who particularly thinks--a piece of genuine originality, now not for the fainthearted, the staid, the conformist, or these illiberal of idiosyncrasy." -- Gary Saul Morson, writer of Narrative and Freedom: The Shadows of Time

"Wonderfully engaging; Sartwell succeeds in bringing jointly the non-public with what's extra regularly thought of philosophical, with out sacrificing both. The arguments make experience and the examples are compelling; in a piece mostly involved in narrative, the smooth use of news is principally awesome. The good fortune of the intersection of private with philosophical is established whilst one comes away liking the writer with his publication, considering that for somebody who avoids humans he might still make a wonderful dinner companion." -- Karmen MacKendrick, writer of Counterpleasures

"I imagine that the e-book turns out to be useful as one of those self-help e-book for lecturers being affected by overwork and basic anxiety!" -- Alison Leigh Brown, writer of Subjects of Deceit: A Phenomenology of Lying

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