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Narrative

The German word for jester is Narr, the plural is Narren. Narren are necessarily ‘narrative’. In the past, their job was to be a chatterbox, entertaining the aristocracy with stories and they do the same today for the bourgeois society. No matter how meaningful or useless – the main thing is that there are stories, constructions, any kind of worlds that can be represented and exploited as if they were real: there is no academic work today that comes without a narrative.

One must consider the relationship between narrative and story-telling – as well as the fact that story-telling is related to counting. All kinds of contexts are listed and then added up, resulting in a supposed logic which the listeners or readers will gladly follow because it transports them into a quasi realistic and innocuous world.

Narratives, i.e. tales, are truly nothing but teller machines.

 

 

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