Narrative Madness a book by Ronald B. Richardson

Our stories have driven us mad.
All of us. You and I and Don Quixote all suffer from Narrative Madness.

Like the Knight of the Woeful Countenance, we humans wander lost through clouds of story, never experiencing the unfiltered world.

Drawing a sharp distinction between the world and stories is just plain crazy. A more complete definition of reality must include fiction and account for the integral importance of storytelling to our experience. Thus will I rehabilitate reality and establish the existence of everything.

A rather quixotic task, you say? I heartily agree. Follow me, then, into battle.

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Reviews

Thoroughly innovative [...] insightful, provocative, and, in the best sense of the word, scholarly.Dr. Geoffrey Green, Executive Editor of Critique and Professor of English
Although I hesitate to use the word, it is, on the whole, a brilliant work.Dr. Michael Krasny, Talk Show Host for KQED and Professor of English

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About the author

Ron Richardson is a tangled mass of stories. He’s a thumb-sucker, a brother, a playmate, a middle child, a dreamer, a tattletale, a friend, a saint, a nerd, a writer, a Taurus, a rebel, a hippie, a joker, a teacher, a boyfriend, a ghoul.

He has taught English as a Second Language in Korea, Spain, Japan, and San Francisco and now teaches composition at San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco.

Read more of his writings at ronosaurusrex.com