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  • Introduction: Narrative and the Emotions–Suzanne Keen

    Prelinguistic and Preliterate Substrates of Poetic Narrative–Ellen Dissanayake

    The Ethics of Neurobiological Narratives–Darcia Narvaez

    The Birth of Narrative out of the Spirit of the Excuse: A Speculation–Fritz Breithaupt

    Poetics of Emotion in Times of Agony: Letters from Exile, 1933–1940–Els Andringa

    Ian McEwan's Neurological Novel–Jane F. Thrailkill

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    Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practice

    Brian Richardson, ed., Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practice. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. xi + 282 pp.–Eyal Segal

    Directions in Empirical Literary Studies

    Sonia Zyngier, Marisa Bortolussi, Anna Chesnokova, and Jan Auracher, eds., Directions in Empirical Literary Studies. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2008. xii + 357 pp.–Eyal Segal

    Towards a Typology of Poetic Forms: From Language to Metrics and Beyond

    Aroui Jean-Louis and Andy Arleo, eds., Towards a Typology of Poetic Forms: From Language to Metrics and Beyond. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2009. xiv + 428 pp.–Eyal Segal

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