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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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.

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