Narrative and Narrating: Variation in Juho Oksanen’s Storytelling (Folklore Fellows Communications 261)

By: Annikki Kaivola-Bregenhøj

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Narratives and narrating are an important aspect of social life. People feel a need to mull over their experiences, and they do this by narrating. Folk narratives are a genre of tradition familiar to all: a good story is passed on to others, and the same narrator may repeat a favourite story in different contexts with apparent ease and lack of effort. But what happens to a narrative when it is repeated again and again, from one year to the next? What are the factors influencing the formation of the narrative, and what are the devices used by the narrator to underline the meanings embedded in it? Every narrative incorporates numerous different elements, all of which have a role to perform. Narrative and Narrating. Variation in Juho Oksanen’s Storytelling is a report of what the researcher can discern from even the smallest details of narration. The narrator in this study is Juho Oksanen (1885­1971), a former sexton from the Central Finland parish of Sysmä who had a reputation in his own community for being a good narrator. Oksanen and his verbal art are the object of this research. Close analysis of a single narrator helps us to understand the various factors contributing to the art of countless anonymous generations of narrators. Printed Pages: 221.

Title: Narrative and Narrating: Variation in Juho Oksanen’s Storytelling (Folklore Fellows Communications 261)

Author Name: Annikki Kaivola-Bregenhøj

Categories: India, Fiction,

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 1996

ISBN: 951410806X

ISBN 13: 9789514108068

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: Narrative and Narrating: Variation in Juho Oksanen’s Storytelling (Folklore Fellows Communications 261) Annikki Kaivola-Bregenhøj