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ERIC Number: EJ1069224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Checkmate: Linguistic and Literary Play in Salman Rushdie's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories"
Bongartz, Christiane; Richey, Esther Gilman
American Journal of Play, v2 n4 p452-470 Spr 2010
The authors use Noam Chomsky's theories about generative grammar to discuss the notion of linguistic creativity they believe lies at the core of storytelling as Salman Rushdie pictures it in his novel, "Haroun and the Sea of Stories." The production of meaning through the use of narrative helps explain the rules of the literary game, presented in part as a fantasy chess match, for the young readers at whom the work is aimed.
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Language: English
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