The Arbitrary Nature of the Story: Poking Fun at Oral and Written Authority in Thomas King's Green Grass, Running Water

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Date: Winter 1999
From: World Literature Today(Vol. 73, Issue 1)
Publisher: University of Oklahoma
Document Type: Article
Length: 8,545 words

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The novel 'Green Grass, Running Water' plays with the fact that people consider the written word more stable than the spoken word. the book criticizes how Europeans and Americans believe what they read. The oral narrative ridicules the inflexibility of written texts and argues for the superiority of the more flexible oral storytelling technique.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A54743305