Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Universal Shapes of Stories, According to Kurt Vonnegut

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The fundamental concept behind Kurt Vonnegut’s master’s thesis in anthropology at the University of Chicago was, in Vonnegut’s words, “that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper.”

M. W. Catlin‘s insight:

These may be nothing more than elemental story forms….but, from Vonnegut and his mind….they are gold.

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