Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gotschall is a Distinguished Fellow in the English Department at Washington & Jefferson College. His past books include The Storytelling Animal and The Professor in the Cage.

The Universal Structure of Storytelling

The Universal Structure of Storytelling

Editor's note: what follows is a lightly edited excerpt of The Story Paradox: How Our Love of Storytelling Builds Societies and Tears them Down, by Jonathan Gotschall, published by Basic Books (November 2021). In the mid-2000s I set out, along with my colleagues Joseph Carroll, John Johnson, and Dan Kruger,

Jonathan Gottschall
Jonathan Gottschall
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