El animal que hace historias (The Storymaking Animal)

Ibercampus (July 1, 2012)

7 Pages Posted: 7 May 2019

Date Written: July 1, 2012

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Jonathan Gottschall tomó de 'Waterland' de Graham Swift el título de su libro 'The Storytelling Animal', 'el animal que cuenta historias'. Lo que pretendo al titular este artículo 'El animal que hace historias' ('the storymaking animal') es que los seres humanos narrativizan el mundo para darle sentido (algo que señalan tanto Swift como Gottschall), pero que es más exacto decir que somos 'hacedores de historias" en el sentido en que muchas historias no se cuentan ni se comunican, sino que más bien se habitan, se viven y se experimentan. Nuestra capacidad narrativizadora, según observó Michel Butor, desborda con mucho la literatura y es una modalidad básica de experimentar la realidad propiamente humana.

English Abstract: Jonathan Gottschall took from Graham Swift's 'Waterland' the title for his book 'The Storytelling Animal'. My contention in giving this paper the title 'The Storymaking Animal' is that human beings storify the world in order to make sense of it, as pointed out by both Swift and Gottschall, but 'Storymaking' is more precise in the sense that many stories are not told or communicated, but rather lived out, inhabited and experienced. Our storymaking ability, as noted by Michel Butor, far exceeds literature and is a basic mode in which humans experience reality in a distinctive way.

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, El animal que hace historias (The Storymaking Animal) (July 1, 2012). Ibercampus (July 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3368323

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

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Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

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