The Storyteller

The Storyteller is a brilliant and compelling study of the world of the primitive and its place in our own modern lives.

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571268221

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A visitor from Peru, happening upon an exhibition of photographs from the Amazon jungle in an obscure Florentine picture gallery, finds his attention drawn to a picture of a tribal storyteller seated among a circle of Michiguenga Indians. There is something odd about the storyteller. He is too light-skinned to be an Indian. As the visitor stares at the photograph, it dawns on him that he knows this man. The storyteller is his long-lost friend, Saul Zuratas, his classmate from university who was thought to have disappeared in Israel. The Storyteller is a brilliant and compelling study of the world of the primitive and its place in our own modern lives.

Storyteller

An official portrait of the intensely private, beloved author of such classics as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" draws on personal correspondence, journals, and interviews with family and friends to cover such topics as Dahl's ...

Author: Donald Sturrock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439189764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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An official portrait of the intensely private, beloved author of such classics as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" draws on personal correspondence, journals, and interviews with family and friends to cover such topics as Dahl's struggles with chronicpain and his career complexities.

Storyteller

This edition includes a new introduction by Silko and previously unpublished photographs.

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101621912

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Now back in print—a classic work of Native American literature by the bestselling author of Ceremony Leslie Marmon Silko's groundbreaking book Storyteller, first published in 1981, blends original short stories and poetry influenced by the traditional oral tales that she heard growing up on the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico with autobiographical passages, folktales, family memories, and photographs. As she mixes traditional and Western literary genres, Silko examines themes of memory, alienation, power, and identity; communicates Native American notions regarding time, nature, and spirituality; and explores how stories and storytelling shape people and communities. Storyteller illustrates how one can frame collective cultural identity in contemporary literary forms, as well as illuminates the importance of myth, oral tradition, and ritual in Silko's own work. This edition includes a new introduction by Silko and previously unpublished photographs.

The Lion Storyteller Bible

This new book integrates more than 20 new Bible story retellings with the 50 tried and tested originals.

Author: Bob Hartman

Publisher: Lion Children's Books

ISBN: 9780745967974

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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The Lion Storyteller Bible broke new ground in its presentation ' both verbal and visual ' of Bible stories. It has been immensely popular, with sales in the UK exceeding 130,000 copies and editions printed in more than 11 languages. Since The Lion Storyteller Bible was first published Bob Hartman has established an international reputation as a storyteller and writer. This new book integrates more than 20 new Bible story retellings with the 50 tried and tested originals. It also includes a useful appendix of Bob Hartman's hints and tips for storytelling, as well as 4 CDs on which the stories are narrated by voiceover specialist, David Holt. Newly commissioned illustrations throughout will capture as much warmth and appeal as those in the first edition.

The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction

The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction closely examines this preoccupation with story and storytelling through a close reading of six contemporary international novelists that are either about actual 'storytellers' or engage ...

Author: Areti Dragas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623561949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Focusing on the figure of the storyteller, this study breaks new ground in the approach to reading contemporary literature by identifying a growing interest in storytelling. For the last thirty years contemporary fiction has been influenced by theoretical discourses, textuality and writing. Only since the rise of postcolonialism have academic critics been more overtly interested in stories, where high theory frameworks are less applicable. However, as we move through various contemporary contexts engaging with postcolonial identities and hybridity, to narratives of disability and evolutionary accounts of group and individual survival, a common feature of all is the centrality of story, which posits both the idea of survival and the passing on of traditions. This book closely examines this preoccupation with story and storytelling through a close reading of sixteen contemporary international novels written in English which are about actual 'storytellers', revealing how death of the author has given birth to the storyteller.

The Kashmiri Storyteller

In this brilliantly illustrated collection; Ruskin Bond brings alive unforgettable folktales from the misty hills of Kashmir that will delight and enchant his followers both young and old

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184755718

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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As darkness falls outside; and the chill sets in; Javed Khan pulls at his hookah and begins his stories... When Kamal and his friends gather at Javed Khan’s Kashmiri shop at Landour bazaar; he enthralls them with his stories—of princes and kings; fairies and magical animals; supermen and cunning traders. Come; sit around the fire with Kamal; Shashi; Anil; Madhu and Vijay while they listen to Javed Khan’s stories of the monkey bride; the man who got swallowed by a mosquito; the bent-up double beggar who angered a ghost; and many other tales from Kashmir and beyond. In this brilliantly illustrated collection; Ruskin Bond brings alive unforgettable folktales from the misty hills of Kashmir that will delight and enchant his followers both young and old

The Anatomy of Story

The Anatomy of Story is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script.

Author: John Truby

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429923705

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood's most successful films, including Sleepless in Seattle, Scream, and Shrek. The Anatomy of Story is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script. Based on the lessons in his award-winning class, Great Screenwriting, The Anatomy of Story draws on a broad range of philosophy and mythology, offering fresh techniques and insightful anecdotes alongside Truby's own unique approach for how to build an effective, multifaceted narrative. Truby's method for constructing a story is at once insightful and practical, focusing on the hero's moral and emotional growth. As a result, writers will dig deep within and explore their own values and worldviews in order to create an effective story. Writers will come away with an extremely precise set of tools to work with—specific, useful techniques to make the audience care about their characters, and that make their characters grow in meaningful ways. They will construct a surprising plot that is unique to their particular concept, and they will learn how to express a moral vision that can genuinely move an audience. The foundations of story that Truby lays out are so fundamental they are applicable—and essential—to all writers, from novelists and short-story writers to journalists, memoirists, and writers of narrative non-fiction.

Storyteller

The authorised biography of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, written with complete access to the archives stored in the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

Author: Donald Sturrock

Publisher: HarperPress

ISBN: 0007254776

Category: Authors, English

Page: 655

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The authorised biography of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, written with complete access to the archives stored in the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

The Storyteller s Secret

The Storyteller's Secret unlocks the answer in fifty lessons from visionary leaders - each of whom cites storytelling as a crucial ingredient in success.

Author: Carmine Gallo

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509814770

Category: Business & Economics

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How did an American immigrant without a college education go from Venice Beach T-shirt vendor to television's most successful producer? How did a timid pastor's son surmount a paralysing fear of public speaking to sell out Yankee Stadium, twice? How did the city of Tokyo create a PowerPoint stunning enough to win them the chance to host the Olympics? They told brilliant stories. Whether your goal is to sell, educate, fundraise or entertain, your story is your most valuable asset: 'a strategic tool with irresistible power', according to the New York Times. Stories inspire; they persuade; they galvanize movements and actuate global change. A well-told story hits you like a punch to the gut; it triggers the light-bulb moment, the 'aha' that illuminates the path to innovation. Radical transformation can occur in an instant, with a single sentence; The Storyteller's Secret teaches you how to craft your most powerful delivery ever. In his hugely attended Talk Like TED events, bestselling author and communications guru Carmine Gallo found, again and again, that audiences wanted to discover the keys to telling a powerful story. The Storyteller's Secret unlocks the answer in fifty lessons from visionary leaders - each of whom cites storytelling as a crucial ingredient in success. A good story can spark action and passion; it can revolutionize the way people think and spur them to chase their dreams. Isn't it time you shared yours?

The Wounded Storyteller

Understanding these three narrative types helps us to hear the ill, but ultimately illness stories are more. Frank presents these stories as a form of testimony: the ill person is more than a survivor; she is a witness.

Author: Arthur W. Frank

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226259932

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 213

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In At the Will of the Body, Arthur Frank told the story of his own illnesses, heart attack and cancer. That book ended by describing the existence of a "remission society," whose members all live with some form of illness or disability. The Wounded Storyteller is their collective portrait. Ill people are more than victims of disease or patients of medicine; they are wounded storytellers. People tell stories to make sense of their suffering; when they turn their diseases into stories, they find healing. Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as from people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, Frank recounts a stirring collection of illness stories, ranging from the well-known—Gilda Radner's battle with ovarian cancer—to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and disabilties. Their stories are more than accounts of personal suffering: they abound with moral choices and point to a social ethic. Frank identifies three basic narratives of illness in restitution, chaos, and quest. Restitution narratives anticipate getting well again and give prominence to the technology of cure. In chaos narratives, illness seems to stretch on forever, with no respite or redeeming insights. Quest narratives are about finding that insight as illness is transformed into a means for the ill person to become someone new.

George Perez Storyteller

The ultimate retrospective on the stunning career of comic genius and Eisner winner George Perez covers his 30-year career in comics!

Author: Christopher Lawrence

Publisher: Dynamite

ISBN: 1933305150

Category: Art

Page: 207

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The ultimate retrospective on the stunning career of comic genius and Eisner winner George Perez covers his 30-year career in comics! Includes never-before-seen art, sketch material from all of his major projects: Avengers, Fantastic Four, Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wonder Woman, I-Bots, Ultraforce, and Sachs & Violens!

The Storyteller

An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Picoult.

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476751580

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from the “amazingly talented writer” (Huffington Post) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Some stories live forever... Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go to in order to keep the past from dictating the future.

Jim Henson s The Storyteller Ghosts

It’s not the stories you tell, but how they are told.

Author: Márk László

Publisher: Archaia

ISBN: 1684156319

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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It’s not the stories you tell, but how they are told. The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Ghosts celebrates four mythic tales of when ghosts haunted the Earth, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series. Featuring an array of styles and stories by some of today’s most original talent, including Michael Walsh (Black Hammer/Justice League), Mark Laszlo (Hellboy: Winter Special), Jennifer Rostowksy and Ver, this stunning hardcover edition also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process and care taken in adapting each of the these timeless tales. Collects Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Ghosts #1-4.

Jim Henson s The Storyteller Sirens 3

Sarah Webb brings to life a Scottish Orkney Island tale.

Author: Sarah Webb

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 9781641447621

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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Sarah Webb brings to life a Scottish Orkney Island tale. When Willa Westness and her two siblings get caught in a dangerous high tide, they are at the mercy of the selkies. All seems lost—but there might be something hidden in Willa’s past that can save her.

The Storyteller of Jerusalem The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh 1904 1948

Yet, through his passionate immersion in the life of the city, Wasif reveals the communitarian ethos that runs so powerfully through Jerusalem’s past. And that offers perhaps the best hope for its future.

Author: Salim Tamari

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 9781623710392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The memoirs of Wasif Jawhariyyeh are a remarkable treasure trove of writings on the life, culture, music, and history of Jerusalem. Spanning over four decades, from 1904 to 1948, they cover a period of enormous and turbulent change in Jerusalem’s history, but change lived and recalled from the daily vantage point of the street storyteller. Oud player, music lover and ethnographer, poet, collector, partygoer, satirist, civil servant, local historian, devoted son, husband, father, and person of faith, Wasif viewed the life of his city through multiple roles and lenses. The result is a vibrant, unpredictable, sprawling collection of anecdotes, observations, and yearnings as varied as the city itself. Reflecting the times of Ottoman rule, the British mandate, and the run-up to the founding of the state of Israel, The Storyteller of Jerusalem offers intimate glimpses of people and events, and of forces promoting confined, divisive ethnic and sectarian identities. Yet, through his passionate immersion in the life of the city, Wasif reveals the communitarian ethos that runs so powerfully through Jerusalem’s past. And that offers perhaps the best hope for its future.

The Lion Storyteller Easter Book

Bob Hartman's retellings of familiar and sometimes serious tales are fresh and engaging, making these Bible stories accessible to the young and not-so-young.

Author: Bob Hartman

Publisher: Lion Children's Books

ISBN: 9780745967103

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Following the tried and tested formula of his earlier Lion Storyteller titles, Bob Hartman retells a selection of Easter stories in his own inimitable style. This collection of 23 stories includes all the Bible accounts of the events of the first Easter, from Palm Sunday through to Jesus' resurrection encounters with his friends and followers. Bob Hartman's retellings of familiar and sometimes serious tales are fresh and engaging, making these Bible stories accessible to the young and not-so-young.

The Way of the Storyteller

An expert's advice on the art of storytelling with 11 charming folk tales

Author: Ruth Sawyer

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: IND:30000003941295

Category: Education

Page: 356

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An expert's advice on the art of storytelling with 11 charming folk tales

C S Lewis

A biography of the author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" who converted from atheism to Christianity.

Author: Janet Benge

Publisher: Y W A M Pub

ISBN: 1576583856

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

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A biography of the author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" who converted from atheism to Christianity.

Satyajit Ray Storyteller to Moralist

Author: M K Raghavendra

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789351361497

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 21

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This perceptive essay on Satyajit Ray, India's most well-know film-maker internationally, analysis the auteur's oeuvre, focusing on his early cinema which broke the rules of film-making prevalent in the country at the time. At the same time, it also focuses on how Ray took on a moral stand on issues and how that might have limited his growth as an artist. In the process it reveals the director in a light not addressed by any other film critic before.

The Strategic Storyteller

We will be asked to make a case for ourselves, our work, our companies, and our future. The Strategic Storyteller tells you how.

Author: Alexander Jutkowitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119345091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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The world needs more storytellers. Storytelling is an inherently innovative activity. When organizations find their best stories and tell them to the world, they’re not only building a reputation, they're flexing the same muscles that allow them to pivot quickly around crisis or opportunity, and solve problems more creatively. For individuals, crafting stories is the primary way we can make sense of the world and our place in it. The Strategic Storyteller is a comprehensive, practical guide to transformative storytelling. In its pages you will learn how to: Tap into your and your organization's unique sources of wonder, wisdom, and delight Boost individual and collective creativity Understand the storytelling strategies behind some of the world’s most powerful brands Unlock the secrets of the great strategic storytellers of the past Build a place where your stories can live online Distribute stories so they have staying power and reach in the digital age Convene audiences by going beyond demographic stereotypes and tapping into enduring human needs Understand how unshakable reputations are built out of stories that accumulate over time Sooner or later all of us will be asked to tell stories in the course of our professional lives. We will be asked to make a case for ourselves, our work, our companies, and our future. The Strategic Storyteller tells you how.