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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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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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