In this chapter we will consider narrative types. We will commence by reviewing the differences between ‘stories’ and ‘reports’ and we will conclude by examining the ways in which storytellers may rearrange characters and events to produce a pleasing effect. Yet having initially indulged a categorical distinction between stories and reports, we will attempt to demonstrate that reports – even those which make the most stubborn protestations as to their factuality – build and depend upon the tools of the storyteller. Having challenged this general division between ‘stories’ and ‘reports’, we will then offer more detailed reflections on narratives and narrative forms. Thus we will examine ‘deductive’ ...

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