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The Story on Stories: Narrative in Generosity

Erin Pellarin examines the metafictional aspects of Richard Powers’s Generosity in her blog post, analyzing each major character in order to delve into the stories within the overarching narrative. Through a closer look at the individual characters’ stories, Pellarin brings up a question applicable to our daily lives: what responsibility and ability do we have […] Continue reading

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Are you genetically predisposed to be annoying?

Has there ever just been one person that can annoy you in three seconds flat?  Or perhaps you know someone who has the most explosive temper? In the past, people have always been thought to be responsible for themselves and their behavior, but as we learn more and more about our genes and their effects […] Continue reading

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The Story on Stories: Narrative in Generosity

While most basically Generosity is a novel about finding the “happiness gene,” in this case, in a singular, unique woman, the novel is also about the telling of stories and the creation of new ones, a fact most easily attested to by the central presence of Russell, a writer and one-time professor. As the novel […] Continue reading

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