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" After all, counsel is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story which is just unfolding. "
Of Camel Kings and Other Things: Rural Rebels Against Modernity in Late ... - Page 9
by Roxann Prazniak - 1999 - 305 pages
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The Puritan and the Cynic: Moralists and Theorists in French and American ...

Jefferson Humphries - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 124 pages
...decreasing. In consequence we have no counsel either for ourselves or for others. After all, counsel is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story which is just unfolding. To seek this counsel one would first have to be able to tell the story. (Quite apart from...
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Calvino and the Age of Neorealism: Fables of Estrangement

Realism in literature - 1990 - 419 pages
...observes Benjamin, "has counsel for his readers." This counsel, woven into the fabric of the story, "is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story that is just unfolding."21 "Ultimo viene il corvo," one of Calvino's most admired short stories, has...
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History and Memory in African-American Culture

Genevieve Fabre, Robert O'Meally - Social Science - 1994
...covertly, something useful." And the utilities of stories include "counsel." "Counsel," he goes on, "is less an answer to a question, than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story that is just unfolding. To seek this counsel one would first have to be able to tell the story. . ....
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Kiss Me Deadly: Feminism and Cinema for the Moment

Laleen Jayamanne - Performing Arts - 1996 - 285 pages
...old-fashioned ring, this is because the communicability of experience is decreasing ... after all, counsel is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story which is just unfolding."'2 Rather than being over, as postfeminists declare, I see women's stories, feminists' stories,...
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The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance: Kenneth Fearing ...

Rita Barnard, Professor of English Rita Barnard - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 271 pages
...decreasing. In consequence we have no counsel either for ourselves or for others. After all, counsel is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story which is just unfolding. To seek this counsel one would first have to be able to tell the story. Walter Benjamin,...
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A Fine Romance--: Five Ages of Film Feminism

Patricia Mellencamp - Performing Arts - 1995 - 330 pages
...old-fashioned ring, this is because the communicability of experience is decreasing. . . . After all, counsel is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story which is just unfolding" (Benjamin, 86). Rather than being over, as postfeminists declare, I see women's stories,...
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Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community

Lois Parkinson Zamora, Wendy B. Faris - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 581 pages
...attempts to offer definitive explanations. Walter Benjamin suggests that the storyteller's counsel "is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story which is unfolding."32 Both The House of the Spirits and Song of Solomon resist linearity and closure. Morrison...
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Reading the Renaissance: Culture, Poetics, and Drama

Jonathan Locke Hart - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 290 pages
...who can offer his hearers counsel ["ein Mann, der dem Horer Rat weiss," 442]; he notes that "counsel" is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of an (even then developing) story ["Rat ist ja minder Antwort auf eine Frage als ein Vorschlag, die Fortsetzung...
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Children of Silence: On Contemporary Fiction

Michael Wood - Fiction - 1999 - 224 pages
..."counsel" again, or whatever it is we hope we have in its place. "After all," Benjamin says, "counsel is less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story which is just unfolding," and "knowing how to go on" is one of Wittgenstein's favorite models for understanding....
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Dramas of Solitude: Narratives of Retreat in American Nature Writing

Randall Roorda - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 283 pages
...departure, "In every case the storyteller is a man [sic] who has counsel for his readers," counsel meaning "less an answer to a question than a proposal concerning the continuation of a story which is just unfolding" (86). Counsel cannot be sought or used by those who do not recognize the unfolding story;...
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