Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My daughter, the narratologist

My 2.5-year old daughter-genius--Athena--just told me that a piece of junk mail contained a story about her parents drawing a picture of a cow, jumping over the moon.

Who knew she was ready to have a character narrator (Athena) describe a story about character focalizers (me and Kelly Haramis, wife), describing a focalized object (cow/moon--which in itself is drawn from the rich cultural and morphological tradition that stands outside the entire narrative?

Federman, look out.

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